Nutrition and Exercise Smarts Increasing
A nationwide survey of nearly 800 mean and women conducted by the American Dietetic Association revealed that americans are getting smarter about nutrition and exercise.
When asked about maintaining a healthful diet and engaging in regular exercise, 43% said, "I'm already doing it." In 2002, that number was 38%. And just 19% of men and women put themselves in the "don't bother me" category -- not believing that diet and exercise are important. That's down from 32% in 2002.
In 2008, 40% said they were actively seeking more information on nutrition, up from 19% in 2000.
People also are making different choices. In the last five years, 56% of people surveyed increased their consumption of whole-grain foods; 50%, vegetables; 48%, fruits; and 42%, chicken. And 41% decreased their intake of beef; 23%, dairy; and 33%, pork.
This article, although not containing as much information as I would have liked about the survey results, it gives a glimpse of what american know about nutrition and exercise and what they are doing about it. However, I looked up the results from ADA which has a lot more information. The report and a summary can be accessed at the following web-site: http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/media_18828_ENU_HTML.htm