Navigation Links
Why Fruit Gets Short Shrift in U.S. Diet: Online Poll
Date:12/5/2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Vizu Corporation, a leader in providing do-it-yourself market research, and Funky Monkey Snacks, a provider of all-natural freeze-dried fruit snacks, today released the results of a client sponsored online survey that provides insight into why consumers fail to eat their recommended daily dose of fruit.

According to the poll, the factors that discourage fruit consumption include spoilage (47%), need for preparation (28%), stickiness and messiness (14%), and lack of crunch (11%). Respondents said they would eat more fruit if those problems could be overcome.

Numerous studies have shown that Americans fall short of the four daily servings of fruit recommended in the latest guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A survey published in April 2007 edition of The Journal of Preventative Medicine, for example, found that 72% of Americans fail to meet those recommendations.

"American consumers are driven by convenience. It's easier for them to open a bag of potato chips that doesn't spoil than to buy a pear that gets brown in a few days, peel an orange, or deal with the runny juice of a peach. That's what they're telling us in this online poll," said Matt Herzog, President of Funky Monkey Snacks. "If we want people to eat more fruit, it's going to have to be more convenient while maintaining the great taste and wholesomeness of fresh fruit."

Polling for the report was conducted via the Vizu Answers online market research network on November 26, 2007.

About Funky Monkey Snacks

Funky Monkey Snacks is the maker of freeze-dried "Fruit That Crunches!"(TM), all-natural snacks featuring large pieces of fruit made using a proprietary freeze-drying process that retains fruit's natural goodness and creates a fun crunch. Funky Monkey Snacks have nothing added, including no added sugar, preservatives, colors or flavors. Each one-ounce bag contains three servings of fruit. For more information, visit http://www.FunkyMonkeySnacks.com.

About Vizu

Vizu Answers enables anyone to conduct affordable market research quickly and easily. Vizu is an innovative service that combines an easy-to-use polling platform with a diverse network of websites. The technology allows anyone to conduct affordable market research or to provide interactive content through a free polling widget. Vizu users include Glamour, Sephora, Popstar! Magazine, Jobster, Orbitz, Cozi, Second Life, TeeBeeDee, TripWiser and is the polling partner for all Wetpaint Wikis. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the company is privately held with funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and angel investors including Bill Hambrecht, Esther Dyson and Ron Conway. To learn more about Vizu, please visit http://www.vizu.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Funky Monkey Snacks
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Coloring Compound in Fruits, Veggies May Cut Colon Cancer Risk
2. Scientists detect presence of marburg virus in african fruit bats
3. Pollen, Fruits, Veggies Help Trigger Oral Allergy Syndrome
4. Get Your Fruits & Veggies: CDC
5. Fruity vegetables and fish reduce asthma and allergies
6. P.A.C.K. Week Declared in Support of Fruits & Veggies-More Matters Month
7. Produce for Better Health Foundation Releases Statement on Study Saying Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Not Strongly Associated With Colon Cancer Risk
8. Fruits, Veggies Wont Lower Colon Cancer Risk
9. Fruit and vegetables health
10. Abbott Launches Fruitified(TM) ZonePerfect(R) All-Natural Nutrition Bars
11. Fish, Fruits, Veggies May Cut Dementia Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Rob Lowe acts as ... production of the series is on hiking in American. Viewers can reconnect with America ... great benefits of hiking. , Many consumers have looked for an inventive new place ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... “THE FLINTHILLS FAMILY-Our Journey to the Cross”: the personal journey of ... Cross” is the creation of published authors, Bob and Margaret Massey. Bob Massey is ... is "panther quick and leather tough." His love for others is apparent in all ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... Jack: Against All Odds”: the story of Coach Cactus Jack and the impact he ... creation of published author, Walter Hubbard, a retired wildlife and fisheries biologist and pharmacy ... Walter and Jane have three adult children and a granddaughter. Walter and ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... In ... choosing the most appropriate instruments for research and understanding the basic principles that ... webinar will focus on innovations in stereo microscopy for brightfield and fluorescence typically ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... through innovative medical image management and interpretation, has received U.S. Food and Drug ... , Nucleus.io is a web-based, scalable and secure cloud platform for medical image ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/15/2017)... Inc., a privately-held CNS pharmaceutical company based in ... disease (PD), has enrolled the first patient in the RASMET ... study involving patients with PD and taking place at 12 ... period. The first stage is open label and involves single ... Denver , Boca Raton ...
(Date:5/10/2017)... Global Health Intelligence (GHI), the leading healthcare data analytics ... 2017 ranking of the Best-Equipped Hospitals in Latin America ... GHI,s hospitals database for Latin America , which is ... database covers 86% of the hospitals in Latin ... each institution in key areas such as beds, medical specialties, ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), ... has earned a spot on Forbes, "America,s ... ranked among 500 U.S. employers as well as in ... Services. The annual Forbes rankings ... of over 30,000 employees across 25 industries. The survey ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: