The American Dietetic Association has just released its 20th annual nationwide consumer survey findings: “Nutrition and You: Trends 2011“. The survey asks a series of questions to determine the general state of perceived health in the US.
Are you doing all you can to achieve balanced nutrition & a healthy diet?
- 50% responded yes – up from just under 50% responding yes since 2002
Where do you get most of your nutrition information?
- 67% listed television as the preferred source, with magazines and the internet tied for second
What foods have you increased your consumption of?
- Respondents said they are eating more vegetables (49%), whole grains (48%), fish (46%) and chicken (44%)
What foods have you cut back on?
- Beef (39%), pork (35%), dairy products (22%)
What are the foods you hear “a lot” about?
Percentage of Respondents who Have Heard “A Lot” About Certain Foods
While the results were largely anticipated – it is still interesting to acknowledge that despite (all 754) respondents’ relatively positive opinion of their own diet, two-thirds of the country is still overweight or obese.