The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation just released the results of their 2012 Food & Health Survey. Their findings show Americans knowledge on nutrition is a bit of a contradiction. While people said their nutrition is important and they want to make improvements, they also said they are unsure of what to eat to stay healthy and maintain a healthy weight.
The findings also found men and women flip-flop when it comes to eating healthy and exercise.
Men find it harder to eat right than exercise, while the opposite is true for women. Another interesting finding saw 87 percent pointing to taste as the most important factor in the food they choose, with price as the second determination.
The worst statistic of all, less than 10% could correctly estimate the number of calories they need to maintain their and only three in 10 believe all sources of calories play a role in weight gain. Multiple studies have found calories are the principle cause of weight gain and the premise of this site is to help people stay informed. Spread the word, it’s sad to know so many want to lose weight, are trying hard to, but are simply misinformed.