Audio: Family-Style Snacking

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Jan 22, 2013

NEW YORK — Primary shopper Ginger Jenkins, 48, is a working mother who often travels for work. In the audio excerpt above, she explains which snacks fit into her and her children’s active lives.

This clip is part of an SN consumer focus group that took place in a Long Island supermarket in December. The group was moderated by Contributing Editor Phil Lempert, and the research was sponsored by ConAgra. The shoppers, who were paid for their participation, were chosen by the research firm Consumers Centers.

Audio story and photos by Jenna Telesca

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Well, I’m Ginger. I have a 16-year-old that’s like 6’5”. And he comes with his football friends that are 6’5", and you know, I keep a lot of snacks in the house for them.

And then I have a 10-year-old, which is why I buy the bagged popcorn because at least she can go and get what she wants when she wants it — which she does.

But with the nuts, they eat a lot of nuts. He likes his sunflower seeds.

With me, I like to bake with the walnuts in brownies and stuff like that. I like to add my own. And I like to, when I travel — because I do a lot of traveling because I’m a homecare attendant and I do a lot of traveling — I find that taking nuts along with me, a lot of times when I can’t eat, I can always eat those nuts or grab a pretzel or a chip or something. 

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