NPD’s SnackTrack®, which continually monitors the consumption of snack foods both in-home and away, reports that also among the top growing snacks in 2009 over the previous year were ice/fudge or cream pops, chewy candy, corn chips, donuts, and snack pies and pastries.
Top Ten Growing Snack-Oriented Foods
Among Kids 2-17
Eaten at all occasions: Meals and Snacks
Point Change in Annual Eatings Per Capita
2009 vs 2008
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Source: The NPD Group/SnackTrack®
SnackTrack defines snack foods as a group of foods generally perceived to be snack foods, like candy, chips, fruit, regardless of when consumed. Sixty percent of snacks are consumed at snack occasions, before, between, and after meals or throughout the day, and the remaining snacks are eaten with or instead of main meals. One out of every five meals consumed in the U.S. is a snack meal.