A nation of grazers spells opportunity

A nation of grazers spells opportunity

Three square meals? That’s so last century.

Most Americans still stick to some type of three-meal-a-day regimen, but increasingly those meals are smaller—and, not surprisingly, often they are supplemented by snacks. That trend is among changes identified in the NPD Group’s recent report, Snacking in America 2012.

The study, which looks at long-term snacking attitudes and behaviors and forces affecting snack selection, notes that one out of every five eating occasions involves a snack. More than half o

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