A recent report found that 75% of Americans say they have a good diet. So why are more than 70% of Americans over the age of 20 overweight? Why is there such a gap between what people believe about their diets and reality?
The billions of dollars spent every year advertising junk food may be one cause, but it’s also true that many Americans simply don’t understand the basics of good nutrition. They don’t know what is healthy and what is not.
Education, as always, is the key. Consumers need to learn what comprises healthy diet, how to read a food label, what to feed their children, and portion control. The key is education, and the messengers are health influencers. You are the front line to fighting misconceptions about health in America.