Claire Koelsch Sand

One-half of eating occasions involve snacks instead of full meals. Snack-size meals appeal to consumers who want to experiment with a different flavor or texture profile while not committing to a full-size meal. Packaging snacks in multicomponent mini-meals provides a balanced nutrient profile in lower calorie counts. Snack-food packaging also serves low-income populations because of their smaller, more affordable size.

Snack Packaging Enables Experimentation
The small scale of snack-size packag…

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Claire Koelsch Sand, PhD, contributing editor, is CEO of Packaging Technology and Research and Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and California Polytechnic State University ([email protected]).