A new survey has shown that millennials are the most likely to prefer snacks and beverages that fit within higher ethical standards.

The study, which was reported by Food & Wine, found that consumers younger than 35 placed the most value on factors like fair trade, sustainable farming, and zero waste in their food and beverages.


The study, from the Mindful Dining Initiative project from the Culinary Visions Panel looked at 1,500 Americans’ eating habits.

About 64% of consumers under 35 were reported to have said that there weren’t enough “ethical” snacks.

The “Ethics On The Go” survey found that 67% of millennials would pay more money for on-the-go foods that were ethically produced.

“From sustainable farming to free-range eggs, consumers do not want their dining choices to have unintended negative consequences,” said the Culinary Visions Panel’s executive director Sharon Olson. “Whether it’s rewarding a company’s fair trade labor practices or their zero-waste policies, we found that millennials are the most serious about ethically-sourced grab-and-go foods.”


Make Your Own Healthy Snacks!

Looking for snacks you can feel good about? Try making your own! Here are some yummy snack recipes from the Food Monster App.

Cherry Nut Bars

Laura Ryan’s Cherry Nut Bars only have eight ingredients. Try these for a delicious on-the-go snack!

Peanut Butter Snack Balls

These Peanut Butter Snack Balls from Clémence Moulaert are an easy, protein-packed snack for any time. They only take a few minutes to put together!

Raw Nacho Cheese Zucchini Chips

Janie GianotsosRaw Nacho Cheese Zucchini Chips are a crunchy alternative to typical potato chips. Nutritional yeast gives these a “cheesy” flavor!


Looking for more healthy snack ideas? Download the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day.

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