THE COVID DIET
During periods of stress, people tend to eat more and show a greater preference for higher calorie foods. The sweeter and saltier the better. Regardless of hunger, a tasty snack can feel comforting. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every facet of our daily lives. It’s also changing the way we eat.
One recent survey found that 42% of respondents indicated they’re purchasing more packaged food than they typically would and less fresh food.
**FYI: Sales of frozen pizza have almost doubled. Sales of frozen appetizers and snacks – think Bagel Bites – are over a third, while ice cream sales have increased 36%.
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