CHICAGO, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Snacking is no longer limited to a midday activity. A recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Mini Babybel® cheese, confirms that any time of day is a good time for a snack. Among the 1,006 parents of a child under age 18, 35 percent of parents snack mid-day, 27 percent snack in the evening, and another 30 percent snack late at night.
When asked about their most important role when choosing a snack for their child, both moms and dads surveyed say their most important role is "to teach them how to eat healthy" (60 percent). The second highest response from parents, at 17 percent, is "supplementing them with added nutrients between meals." The remaining responses of "introducing them to new foods" and "showing their child(ren) they care by picking what they like" come in at 12 percent and 11 percent respectively.
"Since snacking has become an integral part of the diet, it's clearly more important than ever that snack choices offer great taste and valuable nutrition, both for kids and adults. It's no surprise parents are using snack time as a teachable moment," said Dan Waters, chief marketing officer for Bel Brands USA. "This survey confirmed that Mini Babybel cheese delivers the qualities parents are looking for in snacks for themselves and their children – great taste, nutrition, convenience, and for kids, fun. These results confirm our consumers' demand for us to continue supplying a one-of-a-kind snack experience for the whole family."
When it comes to the big snack decision for their children, the survey revealed that parents believe their children want a snack that is tasty (86 percent), fun (51 percent), easy to consume (36 percent), while they are seeking snacks that are tasty (72 percent), nutritious (66 percent), and easy to consume (50 percent). These factors, among others, play an important role in the snacking choices parents are making for their children.
Many obstacles arise when eating outside of the home, such as lack of time and nutritious choices. Consequently, the vast majority of parents (79 percent) say the statement 'I prefer snacks for my child/children that are easy to pack or prepare' applies to them a great deal or fair amount. And a full 97 percent say that the above statement applies at all.
Whether enjoyed by parents or kids, Mini Babybel is a delicious and nutritious choice for the whole family. Mini Babybel is a 100 percent natural cheese with a rich and creamy taste that delivers at least four grams of protein and 15 percent of an individual's daily calcium needs. Individually portioned and easy to pack, it's a convenient option for family snack time and lunches. To learn more about Mini Babybel, or for nutritional information and local retailers, visit www.mini-babybel.com.
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Mini Babybel from February 24-March 3, 2016 among 1,006 parents ages 18 and older who have a child under ages 18 in the household. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bel Brands USA: Individually wrapped and portion-controlled, The Laughing Cow® Cheese Wedges and Mini Babybel® Cheeses are the most popular brands manufactured by Bel Brands USA Inc, a subsidiary of Fromageries Bel. A family-owned cheese maker headquartered in Paris, France, Fromageries Bel produces more than thirty local and international cheese brands that are sold in more than 120 countries around the globe. In addition to Mini Babybel®, other USA favorites include popular cheese spreads marketed under Boursin®, Kaukauna® and WisPride® labels.
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SOURCE Bel Brands USA