• 5 Highlights from 2017 IFIC Food & Health Survey


    Healthy Eating Style.

    Nearly 6 in 10 American consumers describe a healthy eating style as the right mix of different food groups.


    Desired Health Benefits from Foods or Nutrients.

    The top 3 desired benefits are weight loss/management; cardiovascular health; and energy.


    Motivators to Change Eating Habits.

    The top three motivators are: I wanted to lose weight; I wanted to protect my long-term health / prevent future health conditions; and I wanted to feel better and have more energy.


    Why Choose Non-GMO Foods.

    The top two reasons are: Non-GMO foods are healthier than conventional foods; and Non-GMO foods are safer than conventional foods.


    Omega-3 Fatty Acids Seen as Healthy.

    More than 70% rate omega-3 fatty acids as healthy.

    Source: 2017 IFIC Food and Health Survey

    The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good.

    The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation’s 2017 Food & Health Survey, “A Healthy Perspective: Understanding American Food Values,” marks the 12th edition of an ongoing investigation into the beliefs and behaviors of Americans.

    Methodology: Online survey of 1,002 Americans ages 18 to 80. March 10 to March 29, 2017.

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