Snacking replacing meals for many people


Are you replacing a meal with a snack or a series of them? If yes, you aren't alone.

A study released this week by food industry research firm Technomic shows that more than half of consumers snack at least once a day. About one-fifth of consumers are snacking more frequently now ,and more than one-third are going the healthy snack way. Roughly three-quarters (74%) of snacking takes place at home. Although the majority of consumers still prefer to snack at home, those between the ages of 18-24 are more likely to splurge outside.