News Bites: Junk Food Habits and Hummus at Subway

News Bites: Junk Food Habits and Hummus at Subway
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News Bites: Junk Food Habits and Hummus at Subway

May 7, 2014

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Junk Food and Age

Even though it always seems like kids have the insatiable sweet tooth, new research suggests that it's adolescents that we should be worried about. Brown University set out to study the snacking frequency of children in comparison to their total energy intake from food. The scientists were surprised to discover that older kids actually snacked on worse foods.

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Hummus at Subway

In an attempt to appease a growing number of healthy-minded consumers, Subway is testing hummus and thinner slices of deli meats. Tony Pace, Subway's chief marketing officer, said that many Subway customers already order vegetarian sandwiches, so adding hummus to the menu would help them to offer a tasty variety of meatless meals.

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New Baskin Robbins Flavor

Baskin Robbins has added a Greek frozen yogurt to its menu. The "Super Yumberry Greek Frozen Yogurt " contains Berry-flavored Greek yogurt and a swirl of Triple Berry ribbon. The other Greek yogurt flavors include Strawberry, Mango and Tropical.

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Ordering Food on Tablets

According to several major restaurant chains, when ordering food online, you subconsciously add more than you would when ordering on the phone. When ordering on the phone, customers are more likely to stick with their usual requests. However, ordering online places many different options before the customer, making them order more food or items they wouldn't ordinarily pick.

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Google Shopping Express

Google Shopping Express now offers delivery in Manhattan and West Los Angeles. For over a year now, the company has been testing the service in San Francisco and is now expanding it. To bring in customers, Google is offering unlimited free deliveries for the next six months, but eventually the service will require a paid membership.

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A new study has found that junk food consumption actually has a lot to do with age. Kids consume less junk food than adolescents, who have more autonomy with their snack choices.

In other news:

  • Subway might add hummus to its menu.
  • Baskin Robbins tries to lighten up with this trendy new item.
  • The way you order food with could make you eat more.
  • Google is expanding its delivery service.

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