It's Time to Sort Through the Clutter
What does making the "right" food choice mean? From locally-sourced to organic to all-natural, we are inundated with choices - and opinions, but while we may have the best intentions, we don't always have the best information when it comes to making those choices.
To help engage in an honest, fact-driven dialogue, ENOUGH sponsored a global study to uncover attitudes and beliefs behind our food and nutrition choices. The survey, conducted in 11 countries, measured consumer understanding and knowledge of popular food and nutrition topics, including product labels, farming methods, nutritional value and nutrient consumption, among others.
Not surprisingly, the results show parents around the world want what's best for their families: they study labels, they care about where their food comes from, and they want to put nutritionally balanced meals on the table. What is surprising: the survey found the beliefs and attitudes underpinning how and why they do this are based on an overload of fragmented and sometimes confusing information.
It's time to help sort through the clutter. Beyond social media status updates, beyond the labels, the truths about food exist. To help you better understand what your food choices mean for you and your family's health, we're sharing top ten "truths" emerging from the global survey. The goal, simply put, is to share the facts. If we can continue to engage in an honest dialogue, grounded in truth, we can create a more food secure world and foster trust between those who are growing and purchasing our food.
What does an "organic" food label really mean? Watch to find out.
How do you tackle confusing food labels as you grocery shop? Hear how some parents do it.