The child-specific food and beverage market is expected to grow quickly over the next few years. While children play a role in purchase decisions, parents want nutritious, delicious foods that contribute to their child’s health throughout the day, including breakfast and snacks.
Motivators Behind this Trend
Globally, there is a growing concern among parents surrounding the lack of product offerings that address healthy growth and development and immune, digestive and oral health. As concerns in these areas intensify, parents are actively seeking foods for meals and snacks that can satisfy hunger while improving the nutrient density of their child’s overall diet.
Helping Manufacturers Provide Healthy, Satisfying Foods
“Our consumer insight has enabled us to better support the needs of food, beverage and dietary supplement manufacturers. At DuPont we have the ability to help these manufacturers address this opportunity for new product offerings for children containing protein, fiber, probiotics and sweeteners,” explains Megan DeStefano, global marketing leader, Child Nutrition. “Our marketing insights, coupled with our technical and nutrition science expertise, help support the development of these customers’ child nutrition strategies with complete solutions to satisfy the concerns of parents worldwide.”
Formulation Begins with the Right Ingredients
DuPont Nutrition & Health offers a wide range of solutions that meet market demand for healthier products for children, including SUPRO® Soy Protein, FIBRIM® Soy Fiber, LITESSE® Polydextrose Soluble Fiber, HOWARU® Bifido, HOWARU® Protect Kids, HOWARU® Rhamnosus, XIVIA® Xylitol and GRINDSTED® Hydrocolloids. “We provide manufacturers with functional ingredients that ensure the optimum combination of flavor, texture and nutritional benefits,” adds Jeffrey Gambaro, director applied technology.
DuPont Nutrition & Health addresses the world’s challenges in food by offering a wide range of sustainable, bio-based ingredients and advanced molecular diagnostic solutions to provide safer, healthier and more nutritious food. Through close collaboration with customers, DuPont combines knowledge and experience with a passion for innovation to deliver unparalleled customer value to the marketplace.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.