Is the low-carb craze completely over? If pasta sales are any indication the answer is “yes.” Sales of pasta products (including refrigerated, frozen and dry products) rose 5 percent last year to $6.4 billion ...


Is the low-carb craze completely over? If pasta sales are any indication the answer is “yes.” Sales of pasta products (including refrigerated, frozen and dry products) rose 5 percent last year to $6.4 billion, representing the highest level of pasta consumption in the U.S. since 2003.
Source: American Italian Pasta Co.

Not just for Thanksgiving anymore, turkey enjoyed growing popularity last year. According to a recent report, 61 percent of consumers said they ate turkey at least once every three months and 58 percent said they eat turkey sandwiches at least once per month.
Source: Technomic

Parents choose where to eat out based on the availability of healthy kid’s meals. A new report says that - when dining out - approximately 75 percent of adults are trying to eat healthier than they were two years ago. And because parents are so concerned about healthy children’s menu options, the National Restaurant Association named healthy kids’ meals as one of the hottest restaurant trends for 2009.
Source: National Restaurant Association, Industry Forecast Predicts Trends in Healthier Options and “Greener” Restaurants in 2009