People Reading Food Labels Less Than They Think
We have all been to a grocery store and seen people reading the nutritional information on food labels. I do it, you probably do too. But how much and what information do we look for? According to a University of Minnesota story reported first by UPI we don’t take the time to find the important information we need.The study concluded that:
- 33 percent of people say they almost always look at calorie content on Nutrition Facts labels – but only nine percent actually looked.
- 31 percent say they almost always look at the total fat content.
- 24 percent claim to look at sugar content.
- 26 percent said they checked out the serving size.
- Amazingly, only one percent actually looked at fat content, sugar content or serving size.
I guess with our busy lifestyles we just don’t have or want to take the time to read everything we need to make smarter choices.