Americans who regularly check food nutrition labels tend to consider themselves healthier eaters than those who do not check the labels.
Perhaps not surprisingly, those who check food nutrition labels regularly tend to have a lot more confidence in the accuracy of the nutritional information they contain.
Those who check food nutrition labels all the time and those who rarely or never never check them are the least likely to consider themselves overweight.
No surprise here either: Those who are overweight are much more likely to snack than those who are not.
But at least there's self-awareness: Generally speaking, the more someone snacks, the less likely they are to consider themselves a healthy eater.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Is America Watching What It’s Eating?
The federal Food and Drug Administration has proposed changes to existing food nutrition labels to make them more consumer friendly. Just 16% of Americans now say they rarely or never look at these labels. So what does America think about the nutritional information they're given and the food they eat?