Harry Balzer

Not many people in the United States have followed the actual eating patterns of Americans as long as Harry Balzer, has. A national expert on food and diet trends, Harry Balzer has been tracking the eating and drinking patterns of Americans for nearly 30 years.

The author of The NPD Group’s Annual Report on Eating Patterns in America, more than 90 percent of the nation’s food and beverage manufacturers and restaurant operators rely on Harry Balzer and NPD data. He is widely known within the industry as a consistent source for information on actual consumer eating habits–not just what they say they are doing, but what they really do!

Harry Balzer received recognition from Self Magazine for being one of 25 people in the United States who has changed the way the nation eats, cooks and thinks about food. He appears regularly as an expert on television news programs, including the Food Network’s Unwrapped series. Harry Balzer has been extensively quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Time, Newsweek and a host of other business and trade publications. In addition, he speaks about the latest food-related trends at several prestigious food industry events. He also speaks regularly at prominent universities including Northwestern University, Cornell University and the University of Pittsburgh.

Harry Balzer is a graduate of Duquesne University and lives in Illinois.