Study: Americans Lack Knowledge About Calories

WASHINGTON — Few Americans can accurately estimate the number of calories they should consume in a day (12%), but a much larger portion — nearly three in four (74%) — seek caloric information on the Nutrition Facts Panel, according to the International Food Information Council’s 2010 Food & Healthy Survey.

WASHINGTON — Few Americans can accurately estimate the number of calories they should consume in a day (12%), but a much larger portion — nearly three in four (74%) — seek caloric information on the Nutrition Facts Panel, according to the International Food Information Council’s 2010 Food & Healthy Survey.

“I find it interesting that people don’t know how many calories they need in a day but they still look at calorie information on the food package,” Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak

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