Nutrition Expert David Grotto Presents "The Snacking Story: Trends And Solutions For Vending And Refreshment Services" At OneShow 2015

April 10, 2015

CHICAGO – April 9, 2015 – Nutrition expert and bestselling author David Grotto, MS, RDN, LDN, will present a sneak preview of breakthrough research on snacking at the OneShow Wednesday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Understanding new dimensions of snacking is an important component of being able to meet the needs of today’s consumers, most importantly millennials.  We are delighted David is participating and recognize the significant value of the material he will present,” said Roni Moore, NAMA’s vice president of marketing and public relations.

Grotto’s session, The Snacking Story: Trends and Solutions for Vending and Refreshment Services, will explore how product innovation, merchandising and marketing should be aligned with modern eating realities to meet consumer demand for better-for-you snack offerings.

Research data suggests that today’s consumers rarely follow the approach of three balanced meals, making “snacks the new black,” said Grotto. These new eating behaviors combined with a current focus on health and wellness has catapulted the role of snacks way beyond “meal bridgers.” Consumer demand is growing for snacks that deliver physical, emotional, social and cultural benefits.

In his presentation, Grotto will share how the refreshment services industry can leverage this new snack trend information to meet the growing needs of today’s consumer.

David Grotto is the Senior Nutrition Marketing Business Partner for the Kellogg’s Specialty Channels Division, where he provides nutrition solution guidance for K-12, colleges, travel, military, vending, convenience and food service. In addition to his work with Kellogg’s, Grotto is a bestselling author of three books including his latest, Best Things You Can Eat. He is also a freelance writer and serves as an advisor to Fitness magazine. Prior to his work with Kellogg’s, Grotto hosted a live radio show on health and nutrition for 10 years, as well as a local television show. He also served as a media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Grotto has more than 25 years of experience in the nutrition and wellness arena. He is a registered dietician and holds a Master’s in nutrition and wellness from Benedictine University. 

The OneShow, NAMA’s premier event, offers attendees an invaluable, directly applicable education program delivered by dedicated industry experts. From April 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, attendees will have 40-plus hours of networking opportunities with more than 4,500 vending and refreshment services operators and suppliers. The 2015 NAMA OneShow will also offer the chance to discover thousands of new business-building ideas and the latest innovations on an expansive show floor boasting more than 250 exhibitors.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $42 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry.  With more than 1800 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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