The 2012 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition & 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.
In light of the emergence of overweight and obesity as a major public health concern, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation wanted to better understand how consumers think about health and weight management. The IFIC Foundation asked Strategy One to conduct qualitative research to explore how consumer think and feel about overweight and obesity in general and their weight and health in particular.
Research on dietary fats and health has advanced considerably in recent years, revealing their complex and critical roles in overall health and well-being. A strong understanding of fats in foods and their component fatty acids is essential for guiding consumers towards a healthful eating pattern. Mixing the right measure of unsaturated fatty acids and a dash of kitchen wisdom will help consumers to enjoy foods that are both healthful and tasty.
Here in the U.S. we enjoy one of the safest, abundant and affordable food supplies in the world. Our food safety system is designed to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone. However, we do experience unfortunate incidences where food enters our food supply that is somehow contaminated and unsafe for sale or consumption.
What are omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids? Are they healthful or harmful? What is the science behind an omega-6:omega-3 ratio? What do health professionals and consumers need to know?
The International Food Information Council Foundation has again partnered with US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service to promote National Food Safety Education Month.
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Filmed in Washington, DC asking real people real questions from the 2013 IFIC Food and Health Survey.
In this video we ask people their thoughts on food safety. Here's what they had to say...
More about the 2013 Food & Health Survey here.