From Channing Bete e-Newletter:
Nutrition and Fitness
Many Americans Lack Knowledge to Make Weight-Loss Efforts Successful
When it comes to losing weight, what people don't know can hurt them -- and their weight-loss efforts. The second annual Food & Health Survey, given to 1,000 American adults and conducted by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation, has found six major "diet disconnects" among consumers. For example, while 56 percent of Americans are trying to lose weight, 9 out of 10 don't know how many calories they should be taking in each day. "This survey is an important snapshot highlighting the gap between Americans' desire to have a more healthful diet and the reality of converting this desire into day-to-day behavior," said Susan Borra, registered dietitian and IFIC Foundation president.
Read the full article at: http://ific.org/newsroom/releases/2007foodandhealthsurvey.cfm