Overview & Summary
The 2012 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health, commissioned by the International Food Information Council Foundation, is the seventh annual national quantitative study designed to gain insights from Americans on important food safety, nutrition, and health-related topics. The research provides the opportunity to gain insight on how Americans view their own diets, their efforts to improve them, how they balance diet and exercise, and their beliefs and behaviors when it comes to food safety.
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Click here (PDF) for the Executive Summary.
Click here (PDF) to view the Full Report.
Click here (PPT) to view the Media Webcast Slides.
Filmed in Washington, DC asking real people real questions from the 2012 IFIC Food and Health Survey.
Information & Action
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Webcast Speaker Bios
Moderator: Steven Cohen, Director, Media Relations
Steven Cohen is the Director of Media Relations for the International Food Information Council Foundation, based in Washington, DC. Steven began his Washington career on Capitol Hill as the Legislative Director and Press Secretary to Congressman William Grant of Florida. He also served as the Deputy Director and Senior Press Officer in the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). In that capacity, he served as the agency’s chief spokesperson and was the communications advisor to the FSIS Administrator and the USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety.
Speaker: Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA, Senior Vice President, Nutrition and Food Safety
Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA is the Senior Vice President for Nutrition & Food Safety for the International Food Information Council Foundation. Marianne has over twenty five years of experience in the healthcare and nutrition communications and marketing field. She is a past president of the American Dietetic Association and a member of the Institute of Food Technologists. Marianne currently serves on the USDA National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board, the advisory board to the USDA Secretary of Agriculture.
Marianne received her B.S. in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky and a MS in Public Health-Nutrition from Western Kentucky University.
If you need additional information, a copy of the report, or would like to speak to someone in more detail regarding this Survey, please contact Steven Cohen (Cohen@ific.org) or Jania Matthews (Matthews@ific.org) at 202-296-6540.