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snack off (of) (something)

1. To eat small amounts of food displayed or provided on some surface. The grocery store fired the employee after it was discovered that he had been snacking off the shelves. My kids are such fussy eaters that I usually snack off of their plates to avoid wasting food.
2. To eat small amounts of something as a snack. I love watching the birds and squirrels come up to the feeder throughout the day to snack off of seeds. I've been snacking off that roast ham all day, so I'm not terribly hungry.
See also: off, snack

snack on (something)

To eat small amounts of something as a snack. I love watching the birds and squirrels come up to the feeder throughout the day to snack on seeds. I've been snacking on that roast ham all day, so I'm not terribly hungry.
See also: on, snack

a snack

slang Someone who is very physically attractive or appealing. Ooh girl, you're looking like a snack tonight! With those lips and that hair, Ben's a total snack.
See also: snack

looking like a snack

slang Looking very physically attractive or appealing. He's just standing over there, looking like a snack—you should go talk to him. Ooh girl, you're looking like a snack tonight!
See also: like, look, snack

fix (something) for breakfast/lunch/dinner/etc.

To make or prepare some dish for a particular meal. I'm fixing spaghetti and meatballs for dinner tonight. We better get out of here if Aunt Louise is fixing something for supper—you know she can't cook.
See also: breakfast, dinner, fix, lunch

snack off (of) something

to eat food, bit by bit, in little snacks. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Please don't snack off the turkey so we can get another meal out of it. Who has been snacking off of last night's roast beef?
See also: off, snack

snack on

v.
To eat something as a snack: One way to lose weight is to snack on carrots instead of junk food.
See also: on, snack
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"Kids still eat three meals a day, but they're also loading up on high-calorie junk food that contains little or no nutritional value during these snacks," Barry Popkin, Ph.D., professor of nutrition at the university, said in a statement.
With growing trend of on the go eating consumption of snacks is subsequently increased in recent times.
Perfect Snacks has already developed loyal consumer base and increased distribution in U.S.
"We have a large, growing snacks business with a lot of runway," said Burke Raine, vice president and general manager of snacks and sweet treats for Conagra Brands.
In 2018, we reduced sugar by 1 percent in key big global brands Milka and Oreo while reducing sodium by 0.9 percent and saturated fat by 1 percent across our global snack portfolio.
A wide range of savory, sweet, and better-for-you snack foods are now permissible in almost any situation, says Portalatin.
'To win in snacking, we're looking at why people snack-what drives them to choose their snacks? We've seen that they continue to prefer their trusted brands like ours, but they continue to expect more in terms of offering, value and quality,' Amante adds.
The report also found that consumers snack food choices aren't limited strictly to flavor.
For example, wasabi-flavored nuts/ seeds, which are a very popular Asian snack, increased sales 21% last year.
BEING a toddler is an energetic business that needs plenty of fuel - including lots of snacks. As well as three meals a day, young children require two to three snacks a day to meet their energy requirements.
While consumers primarily snack to fight off hunger, snacking also often serves as a pick-me-up that helps them get through lulls in the day.
In 2015, Mintel reported that 94 percent of Americans snack at least once per day, and half of adults snack two or three times per day.
Thomas, "Snack consumption among underprivileged adolescent girls," Indian Pediatrics, vol.
Aside from healthy and smart choice of snack ingredients, regulated and portioned snacks can help preventchildren from developing habits of boredom eating and emotion-driven eating as adults.