In a recent Gallup Poll, Americans told us what they try to include, and avoid, in their diet. How on target is their understanding of nutrition, and how much does their awareness of healthy eating actually translate into their eating behaviors? Plus, what percentage of Americans are vegetarian and vegan -- and just how healthy are these choices? Caroline West Passerrello, registered dietician and nutritionist, and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, joins the podcast to discuss Gallup's trends. Later, what percentage of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.?
Americans are split on whether they should skip the salt, sugar and fat in their diet, and opinions vary significantly within some key subgroups.
Majorities of Americans actively try to include locally grown foods in their diets, along with vegetables, fruits, poultry and seafood. Soda, sugar and fat are avoided the most of the 15 foods Gallup tested.
Results from the first round of the Global Diet Quality Project survey offer a lens into the ways diets around the world are unhealthy and where they are unhealthy.
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