Smarter Snacks, Healthier Snackers

Smarter Snacks, Healthier Snackers

More Americans are approaching snack time with satiety, nutrition and preventive health in mind

New merchandising schemes, access to dietitians and at-a-glance nutrition systems are helping shoppers hunt down the healthiest snacks.

Snack nuts, trail mixes and granola bars are just some of the segments that are benefiting with sales up 7.6%, 9.8% and 7.4%, respectively, in 2011 vs. 2010, according to SymphonyIRI Group.

While the resolve of health-minded consumers has been a boon to better-for-you categories, new health and wellness resources are helping them

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