Diet Vs. Nutrition
Consumers need to know how diet differs from nutrition. Informing them of what an ideal diet looks like will help steer them to a healthier lifestyle.
Consumers who practice inferior diets need to learn its dangerous effects. The first step is getting them to improve their overall diet by making healthier choices. If they consume junk and processed food, the solution to this is adding in real whole foods. Usually, when healthier foods are added in, junk is eventually eliminated.
Phasing out snacks and treats is not always possible, but by following the 80/20 rule, a more realistic goal can be put in place. If a person can eat healthy 80% of the time, they are well on their way to improved health and wellness. Whether they choose vegan, low carb, or Mediterranean, the goal is for them to be conscious of what they regularly put in their bodies.
Once a person has changed their diet, they can begin to look at improving their overall nutrition. This is when choosing organic options and locally grown foods help improve their nutrient intake. Being able to share the nutrient quality of your food products will go a long way with these types of consumers.
Customers looking to enhance their nutrition will seek products made of simple natural ingredients. They will want foods with minimal processing that contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Diet and nutrition need to work together for people to improve their health and their lives. The ideal foodservice provider will have choices that can enhance both diet and nutrition for the everyday consumer.