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National Banana Day Survey Reveals What Makes Parents “Go Bananas”

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National Banana Day Survey Reveals What Makes Parents “Go Bananas”

 Fresh Del Monte Produce Peels Back Parental Peeves


Coral Gables, FL (April 18, 2022) This Wednesday, April 20 is National Banana Day and Fresh Del Monte, Inc. has kicked off its celebration with a survey that peels back what makes parents “go bananas.”


The recent survey, commissioned by Fresh Del Monte and conducted online by The Harris Poll, asked more than 700 U.S. parents of kids under 18 “What is the #1 thing their children do that drives them ‘bananas?’” The survey revealed that out of not helping out around the house, picky eating, hygiene reminders, manners and sibling squabbles, picky eating rose to the top of things that drive parents “bananas,” followed closely by not helping out around the house.


“Bananas are the most popular fresh fruit in the U.S. and a go-to choice for parents and kids alike, even picky eaters,” said Pablo Rivero, Vice President of Marketing, Fresh Del Monte, N.A.  [JB1] “In celebration of National Banana Day, we took a fun look at what drives parents ‘bananas’ as a lighthearted way to showcase one of nature’s most convenient snack foods.”


The full survey results of things that drive parents “bananas” out of the five choices provided are:

  • 24% - Picky Eating: Too much snacking, not enough fruits and vegetables, etc.
  • 23% - Not Helping Out Around the House: Not doing their chores, not picking up after themselves, etc.
  • 21% - Sibling Squabbles: Bickering, fighting, etc.
  • 17% - Hygiene: Needing reminders to shower, wash hands, etc.
  • 16% - Manners: Forgetting “please” and “thank you,” not saying “excuse me”


Fresh Del Monte which was recently named one of America’s Most Trusted Companies of 2022 by Newsweek, has been a market leader in growing and shipping premium quality fresh produce for more than 135 years and is a recognized authority in the fruit industry. For more information on fresh products from Fresh Del Monte® available in North America, including products, recipes and promotions, please visit DelMonteFresh.com, or keep up with the brand on Instagram or


ƚ Survey Method:

This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Fresh Del Monte from April 12-14, 2022, among 719 U.S. parents of kids under 18. The sampling precision of Harris online polls is measured by using a Bayesian credible interval.  For this study, the sample data is accurate to within + 2.8 percentage points using a 95% confidence level. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact Alexis Paul.



Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is one of the world's leading vertically integrated producers, marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, as well as a leading producer and distributor of prepared food in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Fresh Del Monte markets its products worldwide under the DEL MONTE® brand (under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc.), a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for over 135 years. The Company also markets its products under the MANN™ brand and other related trademarks. Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd. Fresh Del Monte is the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to the “Science Based Targets” initiative. Fresh Del Monte Produce is traded on the NYSE under the symbol FDP.