BETTER-FOR-YOU SNACK SALES ARE HEALTHY, STUDY SHOWS

CHICAGO -- U.S. citizens eat an average of 7.4 healthy snacks per week, according to new research. Additionally, 25% of these respondents said they snack 10 or more times per week, with an average of more than twice per day, according to Mintel, a research company based here.lion this year, a 41% increase from 1998. This growth rate is faster than the overall rate for the entire food and beverage

CHICAGO -- U.S. citizens eat an average of 7.4 healthy snacks per week, according to new research. Additionally, 25% of these respondents said they snack 10 or more times per week, with an average of more than twice per day, according to Mintel, a research company based here.

lion this year, a 41% increase from 1998. This growth rate is faster than the overall rate for the entire food and beverage industry, according to Mintel. Yogurt and energy, cereal and snack bars are doing partic

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