Kids Snacks: Yogurt Shows Biggest Consumption Rise

  • May 11, 2010
While fresh fruit remains the most-consumed kids snack, refrigerated yogurt showed the largest growth in number of units consumed per child last year as compared with 2008, according to a kids' snack category growth ranking released by The NPD Group.

Yogurt wasn't the only healthier snack showing growth. Fresh fruit ranked third in per-capita consumption growth, and string cheese/pre-packaged cheese cubes or shapes ranked fourth, according to NPD's SnackTrack, which continually monitors the consumption of snack foods both at home and out-of-home.

However, potato chips showed the second-largest consumption growth among kids' snack categories.

And the categories ranking fifth through 10th in consumption growth were, in order: hard candy, ice/fudge/cream pops, chewy candy, corn chips, donuts, and snack pies/pastries.--Karlene Lukovitz



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