6 Current Food Trends That are Driving Your Clients Food Decisions

How Knowing Canadians Changing Health Habits Can Help You (and Your Clients)

The pandemic has created a major shift in all aspects of life over the past year, including our relationship with food. What we cook, consume, buy and think has all been impacted.

Do you know how this has affected your clients and what they are thinking?

Trends expert Jo-Ann McArthur and registered dietitian Sue Mah as they reveal the top food, health and wellness trends for 2021 and breakdown the insights behind your clients’ meal choices, including what you can do to support and empower them.

Topic Areas Include:

  • Will the pandemic create lasting changes in Canadian food habits?
  • How has the pandemic changed food consumption and access?
  • Canadians desire for knowledge-based eating
  • What the family meal looks like today
  • The role of functional foods and healthy sugar consumption
  • How companies are using upcycling?
  • What does local food consumption look like?
2021 Webinar Replay – How Knowing Canadians Changing Health Habits
Can Help You (and Your Clients)

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How Does OJ Fit into the 2021 Canadian Trends

  • With the return to family meals (especially breakfast) Orange Juice became a family favourite beverage that brought comfort and nostalgia to the table
  • While Oranges aren’t grown in the Canadian climate, oranges and orange juice can travel from groves in Florida to Canada quickly supporting Canadians desire for sources of Vitamin C and Potassium.
  • Florida Oranges are so juicy that it only takes about 1 to make a half cup of juice.  
  • Getting to know how citrus is grown and meeting the growers can help improve food transparency. Learn more about our growers here.

1 Orange vs. ½ cup of Orange Juice

  • Comparing one Orange to a half cup serving of juice shows that the nutritional values are almost exactly the same. There are 62 calories in an orange vs 56 calories in the orange juice. The sugar content is almost identical at 11-12 grams. The Glycemic Index is just slightly higher for orange juice, but note that both an orange and a half cup of OJ are considered low glycemic index food or beverage which is defined as a GI of  55 or less.
  • There is a difference in fibre. An orange has about 3½ grams of fibre compared to ½ cup of orange juice which contains about 0.3 grams of fibre.

Webinar Resources

Florida Department of Citrus Nutritional Facts

Orange Juice Freezer Pops

Orange Juice Ice Cubes

Nourish Trends Report 2021

Guelph Family Health Study cookbook – Rock What You’ve Got: Recipes for Preventing Food Waste

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