Few Americans Accurately Estimate The Number Of Calories They Should Eat Daily

USA Today Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/6, Hellmich) reports that just nine percent of Americans “can accurately estimate the number of calories they should eat in a day, and 9% keep track of their calories every day,” according to “a nationally representative online survey of 1,000 people, conducted for the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation.”

WebMD Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (5/5, Goodman) reported, “At a time of economic uncertainty, however, the survey suggests weight loss may be on the back burner for a lot of people.” Not surprisingly, “taste is the main reason people buy food at the grocery store or a restaurant, but price is catching up as a main consideration.” Although “87% of people report taste is their top priority, 79% made price the No. 2 factor in food and drink decision making — a 15% jump for price since 2006. Healthfulness of food ranked third: 66% said a food’s nutritional quality affected their food choices.”

 

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