What will we say, ‘That was so 2020,’ about in 2021? | Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB)

Posted by: on Monday December 16, 2019

Some 2020 food predictions…

Looking at these predictions, one enduring trend is plant-based and it looks like ancient grains will diversify. As the year begins, new flavors and cuisines will take hold. Most interesting read for me? The one from delivery app companies about what people ordered and what may be popular in the year ahead.

From nutritionists….

**Top 10 nutrition trends for 2020: Janet Helm’s observations after attending a nutrition conference include coconut-based yogurts, puffed snacks, foods ‘stuffed’ full of veggies and coffee ‘stuffed’ with protein @ https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/top-food-trends-for-2020

**Nutrition experts forecast 2020 will usher in the ultimate food revolution according to a survey of over 1200 Today’s Dietitian respondents. They see these superfoods trending in 2020: beets, ancient grains, avocados and more. They also see clean eating and the keto diet going strong @ https://www.lpollockpr.com/in-the-news/nutrition-experts-forecast-2020-will-usher-in-the-ultimate-food-revolution/

From others…

**2020 food trends according to Yelp include crunchy foods, breakfast gets fancy (soufflé pancakes?), bowls, customization, pink (?) food, ube on the rise (it’s a purple yam), alternative flours, curries go fast casual, fry sauce(ketchup and mayo @ https://www.forbes.com/sites/bridgetshirvell/2019/12/04/10-food-trends-to-look-for-in-2020-according-to-yelp/

**Food and flavor report includes edible packaging, mood food, Vietnamese cuisine and more @ https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/news/97128/top-10-food-and-beverage-trends-for-2020-according-to-thp/

**Whole Foods sees a new look at ‘kid food’, new sugar options, new flavors of butters/spreads (watermelon seed butter anyone?), West African flavors and more @ http://www.eatingwell.com/article/2057056/these-are-the-top-food-trends-for-2020-according-to-whole-foods/

**17 health food trends according to Prevention include ancient grains, celery juice, plant-based butters, nootropics (herbs and other substances that help your brain), food and drink infused with essential oils and more @ https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/healthy-eating/g25727882/food-trends-2019/

**Trending & blending. According to a recent study consumers are open to using plant-based options as a way to decrease meat and the article shares other observations that indicate blending (using mushrooms with meat) may continue into 2020 @ https://www.retaildietitians.com/articles/the-trend-is-to-blend/. Another example of blending? Using shredded tofu @ https://www.thekitchn.com/shredded-tofu-257881

**Food delivery companies that make up 95% of the market tell us what we’ll be ordering in 2020: Beyond Meat, vegetarian options, some menu items that have seen triple digit increases in orders (spicy Brussels sprouts, portobello empanada) and other fascinating insights @ https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciakelso/2019/12/10/delivery-companies-predict-food-trends-for-2020-based-on-customers-ordering-habits/

Groceries are foods too…some trends here…

**2020 grocery trends include smaller stores, local, transparency, the rise of the frequent shopper and more @ https://www.trulygoodfoods.com/blog/2020-supermarket-trends/

**16 trends coming to your grocery store in 2020 include fusing flavors, zero-waste cooking, speedy checkout, meat-plant blends and more @ https://www.moneytalksnews.com/trends-coming-to-your-grocery-store-in-2020/

And what you might see in restaurants…

**New plants include new greens (broccoli rabe) and new food/colors we may like (blue – butterfly pea and purple – potatoes) and using overlooked parts of plants @ https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/14770-technomic-names-top-2020-food-service-trends

**Food and beverage trends to watch include morning foods, plant-based and food as medicine (especially in younger adults yet 1 in 5 of us use food choices to manage a health condition) @ https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/blog/2019/food-and-beverage-trends-to-watch-in-2020/

**These will be the biggest food trends according to chefs include healthy foods, bread and smoking flavors, veggies, a continued focus on the environment, hyper-regional cooking and an end to kids’ menus? @ https://www.foodandwine.com/travel/restaurants/biggest-food-trends-chefs-2020