The 2008 American Dietetic Association’s annual Food and Nutrition Expo and Conference is over, and we’d like to end our coverage on a high note. From the survey conducted earlier this year, and presented at the conference, there are some encouraging signs that people are starting to make better food choices.
Some highlights from WebMD:
* Consumption of whole grains, vegetables, and fruits is up.
* Trans fat, beef, pork, and dairy consumption is down.
* More Americans have a good attitude toward diet and exercise and say they’re doing their best to eat healthfully.
Here are the top five foods or nutrients that survey participants say they’ve increased during the past five years:
* Whole grains: 56% say they’re eating more
* Vegetables: Half of participants say they’re eating more vegetables
* Fruits: 48% say they’re eating more fruit
* Low-fat foods: 48% say they’re eating more low-fat foods
* Omega-3 fatty acids: 38% say they’ve boosted their consumption
Let’s hope the trends accelerate.