How can young people establish businesses which focus on producing healthy, nutritional snacks utilising more holistically sustainable business models? What is the future for the ‘snacks’ industry – especially in our world climate, with challenges such as increasing energy costs?
SIANI, together with WWF Sweden Youth and the Government of Sweden, host a side event at the World Food Forum flagship event 2022 on healthy snacks for a healthy planet.
Snacks are increasingly replacing standard, bigger meals and there is a growing demand for ‘functional snacks’ which provide nutritional value. In fact, in Mondelez’ State of Snacking study from 2021, they found that overall 62% of consumers replaced a meal with a snack per day – and that these figures were even higher among Gen Z consumers (75%) and millennial consumers (69%). More so, the snacking ‘phenomena’ is not only limited to a developed country context (for example, the analytics firm Aranca, report that the healthy snack market is on the rise in emerging economies). It is thus crucial, that companies present within, and entering, the healthy snacks market play a role in making our food systems sustainable in a holistic sense and that youth understand the way snacks are shaping their diets.
This event provides the audience with insights into the development of businesses with sustainable business models producing healthy snacks in various socioeconomic contexts – which are becoming a larger part of our diets – and how youth can be involved in establishing such endeavours.
The event seeks to increase the understanding for how one can enter this growing market in a sustainable manner, especially as a young person situated in different parts of the world – as well as perspectives on what the future for snacking and the snacks industry looks like. It also hopes to inspire youth to further learn more about this industry as well as take action to shape it within different socioeconomic and geographic contexts.
Representative, Government of Sweden
Affiong Williams, founder and CEO of Reel Fruit, Nigeria
Dorah Momanyi, Nutritious Agriculture Network
More speakers TBC.