The annual survey revealed that nearly three-fourths of American adults snack at least once a day, with more than half indicating they battle stress—which often increases snacking. The report included 1,005 U.S. consumers ages 18 to 80, who uncovered a significant uptick in the number of consumers who reported following a diet or eating pattern—from 39% in 2021 to 52% in 2022.
Among many highlights, this year’s survey findings included:
A sharp uptick in prioritization of environmental sustainability
Approaches to managing prominent issues like chronic stress and the rising cost of food
An increase in the adoption of new diets and eating patterns
Insights about the influence of allergen labeling on food purchases
Also, for the first time, the 2022 Food and Health Survey reports on the viewpoints and food-purchasing behaviors of Gen Z, providing a complete picture of how our youngest adults are shaping national conversations about food and health.