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.
is more common among 35- to 54-year-olds, white collar consumers and professionals, and more affluent consumers.
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.