brown-bagging


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brown-bagging

  (American informal)
taking your own food, usually in a brown paper bag, to eat in the middle of the day when you are not at home We've stopped brown-bagging - it's too cold now to eat in the park.
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After several years of relative quiet on the brown-bagging front [since the attempt of Medicare with the Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP)], Mandatory Vendor Imposition (MVI), also referred to as brown-bagging, is making its way back to the marketplace.
Brown-bagging is more common among 35- to 54-year-olds, white collar consumers and professionals, and more affluent consumers.
With brown-bagging at an all time-high since 2001 and cost-savings being the primary motivation , consumers are definitely seeking ways to make budget-friendly and exciting lunches," said Rachel Marler, director of marketing for Tyson Foods, Inc.
Poovaiah recommends taking are 1) keeping a food diary of your eating habits 2) avoiding extra fat and extra calories; soda pop, gravies, instead brown-bagging your lunch with apples and other fruits 3) eating portion-controlled meals 4) starting your weight-control program with a friend for support 5) taking up a hobby that requires exercise like dancing or active games.
50 by brown-bagging lunch during the month of December(2) -- that's about enough to buy some of the hottest holiday gifts of the year
based consumer research firm, more and more Americans are brown-bagging it to work -- 41 percent in 1993.
Notably, the number brown-bagging it at least once or twice a month has more than doubled to 28 percent, up from 13 percent in 1993.