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PBH releases annual report showing path to improve consumption

- General News
The Produce For Better Health Foundation released its 2021 Annual Report showcasing the organization’s key accomplishments and results obtained throughout the year.

How to encourage a produce habit

- Analysis
American consumers are not in the habit of eating many fruits and vegetables. That has to change.

Produce prices prove to be elastic

- Analysis
Inflation rates have hit a year-over-year rate of 7.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a 40-year high. How have substantial price rises affected fresh produce demand over the past year?

CDC report shows stagnant consumption

- General News
The Centers for Disease Control has issued a new report regarding produce consumption and the numbers haven’t moved. Only one in 10 Americans consume enough fruits and vegetables each day, which is unchanged from previous survey levels announced in 2015.

The ultraprocessed American palate

- Analysis
Here’s a guessing game: what percentage of calories consumed by Americans comes from ultraprocessed foods?

Meet consumers where they are

- Produce Blueprints
The age-old joke about the couple who can’t decide where to eat is magnified when it comes to meal planning at home. Add an alarming lack of either time or skill in the kitchen, and we’ve got a recipe for food fatigue and a nutritional disaster.

Surveys don’t always lead to results

- Analysis
Personally, I’m skeptical about surveys. It’s partly because you can create a survey that tells you anything you want it to, as political advocacy groups learned decades ago.

Nutrition ideas from the Vatican Conference

- General News
As part of its effort to gain influence outside the traditional food channels, members of the Produce Marketing Association’s board of directors virtually attended the Fifth Annual Vatican Conference in early May and shared their findings on a town hall webinar May 19.

The Big Playoff: Produce versus Flavoring

- Analysis
Soon you may walk into your favorite café and see that it offers curry Graham cracker coffee. Or how about sriracha rose? Banana bacon?

Positive preaching powerlessness

- Analysis
All the earnest exhortations—whether they take the form of vegan diatribes or well-researched dietary guidelines issued by USDA—haven’t turned consumers away from meat or toward produce.