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QUICK SOLVE: How do you snack?
food science food consumer insights snacking digital content
top 25
39 months ago
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We know snacking is a big part of life. Whether it helps you fuel between meals or replaces a meal completely, it's a special moment. It can happen anywhere, at any time, and with any kind of food.

We want to learn more about your snacking habits. We are giving $100 to each of the five most creative and thorough answers. The next 20 top solvers will receive $40 each. You must meet all criteria to win, which means you need to answer each of the 16 subquestions individually.

Your feedback and ideas matter. We might just take this all the way to your favorite snack brands!


Tell us about your snacking habits. Specifically, answer the following:

  1. Think about the last time you snacked:
    1. Describe all the ways you engaged with a digital channel (e.g.,TV, YouTube, social media, video games, etc.) between the moment you wanted a snack and the moment you finished snacking. State the digital channels and where on the snacking journey you engaged with them.
    2. Did the digital content you engaged with help you choose which snack you wanted? If so, how?
  2. Now think about your snacking habits:
    1. What are your go-to snacks, and for which occasions do you choose them?
    2. Do you snack with others or alone? If with others, who are they? Why do you choose them for a snacking partner?
    3. Do you always snack the same way/time/items or are you snacking with variety?
  3. When digital meets snacking:
    1. The Basics:
      1. What makes you want to snack?
      2. Has media, social media, or anything else on the internet or your phone influenced your snacking choices?
      3. How might digital channels help you snack better?
      4. How might it help you snack with others?
    2. Apps:
      1. Would you download an app from a snack brand?
      2. Do you follow any snack brands on social media?
      3. What kind of apps do you have on your phone - upload a screenshot of your home screen!
      4. What are your favorite apps on your phone?
      5. What kind of app could a snack brand offer that would be useful? Think about what cool features you would include. Be creative--we just might tell your favorite brands about it!
    3. How could a snacking brand's website help you snack? Again, be creative!
    4. How could you use your mobile phone when buying snacks? Is there a way to make buying snacks via mobile phone easier for you?
    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Completeness
  • Creativity
  • Level of detail
Reward Tiers
5 Winners
will receive $100 each
20 Honorable Mentions
will receive $40 each
$100.00 Square pic 60 kevin instructor cropped UCF
$100.00 B Ursinus College
$100.00 A University of Central Florida
$100.00 G University of Texas at Austin
$100.00 Square pic 60 linkedin picture University of Connecticut
$40.00 J University of California, Los Angeles
$40.00 P ottawa
$40.00 M
$40.00 Picture?width=160 Humboldt Universitat
$40.00 Picture?width=160 University of California, Los Angeles
$40.00 Square pic 60 42179542 2217415888270472 1200362759875723264 n The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
$40.00 I Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University
$40.00 D University of Florida
$40.00 M Universidad de La Sabana
$40.00 F University of California, Los Angeles
$40.00 Square pic 60 ajay pic JAMK University of Applied Science,Finland
$40.00 Picture?width=160 Egerton university.
$40.00 K Penn Foster
$40.00 J Miami Dade College
$40.00 Picture?width=160 Central Methodist University in Fayette
$40.00 Square pic 60 4cb3f476 502e 43d2 a582 305e2eb50985 Covenant university
$40.00 Square pic 60 photo 2 Jacobs University Bremen
$40.00 Square pic 60 29027236 873167052885833 5230425858156583031 n 1.46.48 pm George Mason University
$40.00 V IIM Lucknow
$40.00 Square pic 60 12308493 10201029305732303 1442379250838636915 n Christ University
Submission questions

What is your full legal name? Include first, middle (if applicable), and last.


Where do you currently reside? Include city, state, and country.


Do you hold a Director or Officer position, or are you a Significant Shareholder, at any public or private company?


If you answered "yes" to the previous question, provide the full legal name for each company and its country of domicile.