Date posted 30 Nov 2021

As the Winter season is just around the corner, and with consideration to the unprecedented pandemic that we all have experienced, good nutrition and how to tackle colds and flu this season is our focus.

Hippocrates once said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

The pandemic had brought change for many people around the globe, and our everyday habits and behaviors have dramatically shifted.

Our priorities have changed as well, with many people focusing anew on their health and well-being, including what they eat. As a result, food and health culture have changed.

With 2022 just around the corner, we’re about to see these changes will be reinforced with many industry experts expecting massive change, and localized initiatives underway

Here are the 10 top food and nutrition trends expected in 2022.

1–2. Functional nutrition 1. Immunity boosters – selecting foods based on their nutritional value 2. Mental health – selecting foods with ingredients that lend to the improvement of mental healthiness

3–5. Food with a purpose 3. Localism – appreciating the community and purchasing locally produced foods 4. Backstory – seeking value in the foundation of a food product 5. Climatarian – environmentally friendly, sustainable food practices

6–7. Middle-ground approach 6. Flexitarianism – a diet somewhere in the middle of a vegan diet and meat-eating 7. Diet culture overhaul – moving away from restrictive diets to moderation and balance

8–9. Convenience and transparency 8. Meal kits – premade and health food boxes, mixing convenience, saving time and consuming healthy 9. Transparency – adhering to correct labelling guided by the Food Authority

  1. Family nutrition – Specifically Kids Nutrition Self explanatory - Kids are our future and there is a huge need to start their journey

In 2021 you can look forward to a huge shift in the food industry.

Gone are the days of extreme diets, unnecessary ingredients, and false promises. As we move forward into the new year, we’ll see more people looking to eat food that has a purpose, story, and serves society and health