Top 5 diet and nutrition trends of 2020 during coronavirus

2020 was quite the year! The coronavirus pandemic changed many aspects of life as we knew it, including how we eat, and it also helped shine a light on the health risks associated with a poor diet, among other things. Here are the most significant food and nutrition trends that emerged in 2020, what we learned from them and the wisdom we should take into the new year to maintain good health.

1. We cooked more

It stands to reason that with restaurant dining down this year, we cooked a lot more. Indeed, 40% of Americans say they’re cooking more often than they did before the pandemic, according to the FMI Foundation, a food safety and nutrition organization based in Arlington, Virginia. Cooking meals at home is generally linked with a more nutritious diet. In one study based on more than 11,000 participants, cooking more than five meals a

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Grocers, food brands prepare for the new wave of coronavirus, bring back purchase limits

The latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic is bringing back purchase limits in grocery stores. This unhappy development is due to the anticipation that the approaching cold and flu season will bring a third wave of the virus, as some parts of the country are beginning to experience. Retailers are trying to avoid the kinds of empty shelves that shoppers saw during the initial outbreak of the pandemic.

In order to prevent hoarding or large purchases of specific items during a single shopping trip, many major retailers are limiting purchases. Items like paper goods and frozen foods are being limited for the first time since the spring. With people at home more because of lockdowns and social distancing measures, there is a renewed demand for items like paper towels, toilet paper, and frozen food for easy meals. New shortages of some items like spices and butter and other staple ingredients

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Food Trucks Flock To The Suburbs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — On a warm summer night, two food trucks pulled onto a tree-lined street in a hilltop neighborhood outside Seattle. The smell of grilled meat filled the air, and neighbors slurped on boba tea drinks. Toddlers, teens, their parents and dogs sat in the grass, chatting behind masks, laughing and mimicking imaginary hugs to stay socially distant while they waited for their food orders.

Long seen as an urban treasure, food trucks are now being saved by the suburbs during the coronavirus pandemic. No longer able to depend on bustling city centers, these small businesses on wheels are venturing out to where people are working and spending most of their time — home.

As food trucks hunt for customers that used to flock to them, they’re finding a captive audience thrilled to skip cooking dinner, sample new kinds of cuisines and mingle with neighbors on what feels

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