Back for its fifth year, the IFTSA Smart Snacks for Kids Competition challenges students to develop a fun and nutritious food or beverage product targeted at kids and/or teens. Products must abide by the USDA Guide to Smart Snacks in Schools recommendations. Teams were empowered to use their imagination to engage their chosen audience in the science and overall appeal behind a novel product of their creation. A crucial component of a winning product is the team’s ability to relay the food or bev…
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Health, welfare, and sustainability concerns have spurred consumers to explore plant-based alternatives. In this sponsored content interview, global ingredients company ofi discusses the forces driving this growing trend, and how it supports product innovation in this emerging category.