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The Hartman Group is out with new research about Americans' snacking habits, revealing that:

• 52 percent of all US eating occasions is snacking, compared to 49 percent in 2010.

• Americans consumer 2.35 snacks per day, with more than half of Americans snacking between 2 and 5 p.m.

• About a third of Americans do their snacking at home, with just 12 percent of people snacking at work and seven percent snacking "on the go."

• While more than half Americans say that healthy snacking is important, the two most-consumed snacks are chips and soda.
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