Food Trends of the Future

2015 marked an era of healthy food trends

People are becoming more health conscious now that technology has made on the go food is more accessible. The 2015 new dietary guidelines has indicated that consumers are eating less sugar and saturated fats. Consumers are turning to fruits, whole grains, lean proteins and alternative sugars. The guidelines stated that no more than 10% of daily caloric intake should come from added sugars. The removal of the 300 milligram limit of dietary cholesterol was also changed to make people eat less of it. Some of the main issues that the dietary guidelines has tackled are males diets, cholesterol, and vegetables. 

Social media awareness needs to be improved

Many reporters are saying that the only way food habits will be improved is by advertising on social media and marketing campaigns. Below are some marketing campaigns that should be implemented:

  • Push for fruits and vegetables for men because thier intake of protein has led to a great imabalance
  • Push for lower cholesterol foods not including eggs which are a healthy protein
  • Push for eating of vegetables and grains because they are the largest portions that people should be eating on a daily basis according to the 2015 myplate guide

Chick-fil-A keeping up with healthy food trends

Recently Chick-fil-A has incporporated a new superfood side to their menu. This healthy side includes broccolini, dried cherries, nuts, and kale topped with a maple vinaigrette.

The price for a small is $2.59  and $3.79 for the larger size. A person can substitute fries for the superfood side for an extra $0.94.

 

Keeping the prices low for this healthy option is good for consumers who usually stay away from health items of the high prices. There are 140 calories and 7 grams of fat in the 5 oz. portion and 170 calories and 8 grams of fat in the 8 oz. portion. This is a great reduction of calories from the medium portion of fries that has a 400 calories.

 

 

 

 

1 Comment on Food Trends of the Future

  1. lcb5212
    April 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Kawana, this was a very informative post. I, along with most college students, struggle to eat healthy foods on a regular basis. Your post helped me to better grasp how to adjust my diet to improve my health. I thought it was interesting that Chik-fil-A has added the superfood side salad at an affordable price. I know that one of my main issues with obtaining healthy food is my budget and availability on campus when you get tired of the normal salad bars. I also found it interesting as an IST student how technology has played a role in this diet reform.

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