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Consumers' perception of 'healthful' broadens

Definition of healthful shifts to simply eating unaltered foods

It’s an ongoing challenge to keep up with the latest health trends in the food industry, but fortunately for restaurant operators, consumers’ definition of healthful food has broadened. It’s less about removing negatives or adding positives, and more about simply eating real food, officials at market research firm The NPD Group said.

“This whole health movement is definitely not a trend, but it has evolved,”
NPD analyst Bonnie Riggs said. &ldqu

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