The Pandemic Has Changed How, What Consumers Eat

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the way customers shop, eat, and think about food, according to the International Food Information Council’s 2020 Food & Health survey.

Eighty-five percent of Americans have made at least one change in the food they eat or how they prepare it because of the pandemic. Among those, 60 percent report cooking more at home. In addition, 32 percent of respondents say they are snacking more, 30 percent are washing produce more often, and 27 percent are thinking about food more than usual.

The survey also found that consumers are thinking more about food safety, environmental sustainability, and putting an increasing focus on healthful foods.

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