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Our database has some reports on candy consumption in the United States that can meet your needs. Below are the most recent and relevant.
Report 1 –“Comments on the Dietary Guidelines from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services”, National Confectioners Association, May 2015.
The NCA represents in the United States more than 400 companies that manufacture chocolate, confectionery, gum. In May 2015 they have published a detailed report about candy consumption in response to a dietary guideline disseminated by the Department of Health. In this document you will be able to see some important statistics as percent of consumers, per capita intake of candy, and per capita contributions of candy to total energy.
— National Confectioners Association, May 2015.
Report 2 – “Trends in Snacking Among U.S. Children”, Health Affairs, 2010.
This study is the result of the analysis of several surveys, the analysis of dietary records and snack consumption. It shows large increases in snacking between the 1989–91 to 1994–98 and 1994–98 to 2003–06 periods.
“Children in the United States, especially the young, are consuming almost three snacks per day, and snacking accounted for up to 27 percent of children’s daily caloric intake in 2006. Our results showed major rises in snacking prevalence and caloric intake from 1989–91 to 1994–98 and again from 1994–98 to 2003–06”
— Health Affairs, 2010.
As conclusion, the authors suggest that children nowadays are experiencing important increases in snacking behavior. The consumption pattern is changing and we are moving toward a new model of three meals plus three snacks per day.
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