The Snack-Meal Phenomenon: A Simple Strategy to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Mealtime doesn’t have to be stressful and take a lot of planning and preparation. Enter: snack meals! This trend is growing, as overwhelmed young families are turning to tools to simplify their lives and offer quick wins during their busy days. These easy solutions will not only please picky eaters of all ages, reduce prep and clean up time, but it offers plenty of options for produce to be the star.

This presentation will focus on the latest research demonstrating how the small meals trend and snacking, along with incorporating produce including blueberries, supports proper health. The presentation will also provide participants with strategies, resources, and tools for promoting simply delicious, naturally nutritious eating plans.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an understanding for the latest data related to the increase in trends of small meals and snacking in the United States;
  2. Provide recommendations on produce consumption, including blueberries for clients and/or patients; and
  3. Apply the latest trends in mini meals to incorporate blueberries into menus and eating plans.