Food, Nutrition & Science: A special issue on women in food and farming
Fewer women are dieting, according to a new study from NPD Group. NPD has been tracking Americans' dieting habits for three decades, and this most recent study finds dieting to be on the decline, with women leading the trend. In 1992, 34% of women were on a diet; today that number drops to 23%.
In this month's issue of Food, Nutrition & Science, we look at why women are less concerned with dieting, how more are taking on the role as breadwinners, and attitudes are changing about weight.
And in another story, we look at how women shop and how convenience trumps all else, according to the 2013 National Grocer’s Association-SupermarketGuru Consumer Panel Survey. The survey, in which respondents were 75.7% female, found that women want well-rounded appeals in their primary supermarket, and are more concerned with ease of use, quality and cleanliness than other hot button items like price or organics.
This special issue dedicated to women in food and farming also features stories on women and their major role in coffee farming, an in-depth interview with Nikki Weathers, corn and cattle farmer, and a video tour that highlights the role of supermarket dietitians in their quest to educate and help shoppers make better, healthier food choices.