Consumers favor front-of-pack labeling

March 29, 2010

Some 86 percent of U.S. adults favor government implementation of front-of-pack labeling of calories nutrients and fiber, according to a FoodWinds survey of 1,045 consumers, conducted by Greenfield Online Omnibus.

Some 86 percent of U.S. adults favor government implementation of front-of-pack labeling of calories nutrients and fiber, according to a FoodWinds survey of 1,045 consumers, conducted by Greenfield Online Omnibus.

It's notable that 64 percent say if their favorite food had a warning label on it, they would either eat less or stop buying the product, reports UPI.

Other findings include: 74 percent favor government-sponsored nutrition education programs to help them better identify "good" versus "bad" foods; 58 percent support government banning advertising of "unhealthy" foods to children and teens; and 65 percent reject proposed taxes on soft drinks and foods high in sugar and calories.

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