An online survey by OnePoll found that 88% of respondents want to increase their daily vegetable intake, and 60% said they would prefer to do so with bite-sized snacks.
The online survey was conducted by OnePoll for Veggies Made Great and consisted of 1,000 millennial parents of school-aged children who answered questions about their typical vegetable consumption habits.
While 63% of the parents surveyed said they knew they needed two to three cups of vegetables daily, most only eat one or two cups per day. According to Veggies Made Great, two of the top reasons the surveyed families were not eating as many vegetables as they wanted were taste and spoilage.
Another reason given for not eating more vegetable was spoilage. Over 40% of those surveyed said they forget the vegetables that were in their refrigerator, and 64% said that at least one to three of the vegetables they purchase each week spoil before they can eat them.
When it came to how to eat more vegetables, 53% of respondents said they try to only buy common vegetables such as carrots, 48% try adding spices to their vegetables, 45% try hiding the vegetables in meals and 43% try grating or chopping the vegetables into smaller pieces.