Glory Foods? is Helping Families Enjoy ?Soulful Lunches? This School
New Survey Reveals that Moms Want Home-Packed Lunches for their
Children and They Want Them Flavorful;
Win Big with ?Glory
Foods Soulful Lunches Recipe Contest?
COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
In a new survey commissioned by Glory Foods, Inc. (Glory) — the leader
in authentic, Southern-style seasoned greens and canned vegetables ?
moms not only said that they prefer to send their kids off to school
with a home-packed lunch (63.4%), but nearly 72 percent
said they prefer flavor and taste over ease and convenience when
preparing it. Less than one-fourth (23%) of respondents selected
ease and convenience over flavor and taste. As the experts, Glory is
helping families get the flavor they want with quick and easy resources
to turn any ordinary lunch into a Southern-style experience.
Survey Reveals that Moms Prefer Home-packed Lunches for Kids. Source: Glory Foods, Inc.
?In terms of daily meals, lunch tends to get put on auto-pilot due to
time constraints and other lifestyle priorities,? said Lisa Cliff, vice
president of sales for Glory Foods. ?We want families to enjoy a tasty
meal every time they sit down to eat, especially during lunchtime, when
they?re in the throes of the day and typically in different places,?
SURVEY DEBUNKS SOUTHERN FOOD MYTHS
While misperceptions still persist about Southern-style cooking, the
survey shows that a majority of moms are interested in preparing soul
food lunches for their children. Not surprisingly, almost one-third
(29%) said that they believe soulful lunches could be a lot of
work. However, 25 percent said that they have prepared a soul
food lunch for their child before, and 82 percent said that they
WOULD. Nearly half (45.8%) thought that soul food lunches add
?Variety? and only 10 percent thought they were less healthy.
?The Southern lifestyle in general is becoming such a hot button across
the U.S. and in American pop culture with the rise in popular reality
shows, the Internet and social media influences, and the food is a BIG
part of it all,? said Cliff. ?It doesn?t surprise us one bit that people
are seeking out Southern-style cooking products and trends everywhere
from their local grocery store specialty aisles to our Web site.?
More Survey Highlights:
When asked what creative things they?ve done for their children?s
lunchtime experience, a ?Surprise Snack? topped the list at a
71 percent. Also ?Unique Sandwiches (56.3%),? ?Tasty
Spreads and Dipping Sauces (37.4%)? and ?Cool Lunch Boxes (42%).?
?All-Veggie (13.4%)? options came in last.
Nearly 90 percent of the respondents ranked flavor and
taste as VERY important for their own
lunches. And 86 percent said ease and convenience are VERY
important for their own lunch.
Only 4.2 percent said they would never prepare a soul food
lunch for their child.
- For a summary of survey data, contact Christina Crawford at email@example.com.
GLORY FOODS? ?SOULFUL LUNCH? TIPS
As more families send their kids to school with home-packed lunches,
Glory Foods wants to make sure they don?t bring them back home. Chef
David Francis, Glory Foods? Southern-style Cooking Expert, offers the
following quick and easy tips for turning any lunch into a ?Soulful
1. ?DIP?ity Do. Flavorful dips can be a soulful companion to
kids? favorite lunch items such as chicken fingers, chips and veggies.
Authentic southern-flavored dips like Sensibly Seasoned Black Bean
Hummus and Black-eyed Peas & Mango Salsa can do the trick (recipes at
2. Put the ?Bread? in Cornbread. Cornbread is a Southern cooking
mainstay. Use a leftover square in the place of bread with peanut butter
and jelly or even their favorite meats to create your very own
3. Sweet Scoops. Kick the cookie to the curb and scoop a
tablespoon of Sweet Potato Casserole or Fried Apples for the perfect
dessert. And the best part is that there?s still plenty left in the can
to heat-and-serve for dinner!
4. Spread the Soul. Use a little spinach dip, barbeque sauce or
honey mustard in the place of your ordinary sandwich spreads and savor
all the rave reviews.
5. Win the Glory Foods Soulful Lunches Recipe Contest. Throughout
September 2011, people can visit The
Glory Blog at www.blog.gloryfoods.com
to take part in the ?Glory Foods Soulful Lunches Recipe Contest?
to win a variety of prizes, product gift baskets and other promotional
items. People can also join in the ?Soulful Lunches? discussion at The
Glory Blog or at Facebook.com/gloryfoods
Glory Foods? Soulful Lunches Survey was an online poll conducted by a
third-party research company. The survey randomly sampled 400 females
aged 25 and above with at least one school-aged child in the household.
The survey used a national baseline with a margin of error of ?4.5%.
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Source: Glory Foods