Online Grocery Market Nearly Tripled in 2020

Will Kreznick

Market research firm Packaged Facts expects the pandemic boom in 2020 and 2021 to affect the market for years to come.

The U.S. food and beverage industry has been impacted heavily by COVID-19. In 2020, more consumers than ever before were deciding to order food and beverage items online to avoid grocery shopping in crowded stores, where they might be exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

As reported by Packaged Facts‘ new report, “The Future of Grocery: Online Grocery, Meal Kits & Direct-to-Consumer Food,” the online grocery market nearly tripled in 2020.

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Barriers to Accessing Healthy Food and Food Assistance During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Justice Uprisings: A Mixed-Methods Investigation of Emerging Adults’ Experiences

Will Kreznick

This article was originally published here

J Acad Nutr Diet. 2021 Jun 16:S2212-2672(21)00343-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2021.05.018. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUND: A steep rise in food insecurity is among the most pressing US public health problems that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to (1) describe how food-insecure emerging adults are adapting their eating and child-feeding behaviors during COVID-19 and (2) identify barriers and opportunities to improve local food access and access to food assistance.

DESIGN: The COVID-19 Eating and Activity Over Time study collected survey data from emerging adults during April to October 2020 and

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#1 Healthiest Plant-Based Fast-Food Item, According to a Nutritionist

Will Kreznick

A plant-based way of eating has become extremely popular in recent years, and the trend will only continue to boom further. Options for meat, egg, and even fish substitutes are proliferating on the market, and once-niche items like veggie burgers, tofu, tempeh, and jackfruit are becoming more mainstream in grocery stores and on restaurant menus.

While some of these plant-based eats aren’t here to mimic actual meat, others are beloved exactly for that reason—they resemble the real thing closely in both texture and flavor. So it’s now easier than ever to dabble in plant-based eating, whether you’re a carnivore or

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10 events around Dayton include concerts, festivals and food

Will Kreznick

2) Rose Music Center

It’s another busy week of Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, which ushered in the 2021 season with John Fogerty on Friday, July 16. That show was followed quickly by 3 Doors Down on Saturday, July 17 and the Beach Boys on Sunday, July 18.

The summer of outdoor concerts continues at the venue with country rocker Brantley Gilbert at 8 p.m. Friday, July 23. Cost: $23.50 to $73. The following night, the legendary Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons grace the Rose stage at 8 p.m. Cost: $23.50 to $103. Beloved rock ‘n’

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Do convenience stores accepting food assistance funds offer enough healthy choices?

Will Kreznick

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – It’s a struggle for many Ohioans to put fresh food on the table, especially those living in rural areas.

19 Investigates found gas stations and dollar stores are sometimes their only options.

We examined what counts as healthy food for people who depend on food stamps, checking to see whether local stores accepting government money stock enough healthy options.

If you’ve ever wondered why that lonely banana is sitting by itself on a gas station counter, there is a reason why.

They may accept SNAP benefits, known as food stamps, and must meet certain requirements.


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