Any apple will do! - eco-nutrition survey of nutrition professionals Monday 4 June 2007 PDF Print Network Health Dietitians (NHD) magazine - the UK's only independent monthly magazine for nutrition professionals, recently ran a reader survey in an Eco-Nutrition special issue. The results are the first definitive data on what scientifically trained nutrition and dietetic professionals really think about eco-nutrition. Respondent breakdown Profession: Dietitians - 67.2 % Student dietitians/nutritionists - 24 % Nutritionists - 2.8 % Other - 6 % Age: Under 21 - 3.2 % 21-28 - 38 % 29-40 - 33.6 % 41-55 - 22.8 % 55 + - 2.4 % Gender: Female - 94.4 % Male - 5.6 % Survey questions (for full results click below or visit www.nhdmag.com) http://nhdmag.com/SurveyForm/1172186231659-0235/ Where possible should your profession be promoting eco-friendly practices? Yes - 51.21 % Not sure - 39.44 % No - 9.35 % When encouraging an obese or unhealthy person to snack on an apple would you: be happy with any apple?- 85.89 % suggest an organic apple? - 1 % suggest a locally-grown apple? - 4.04 % suggest an organic and locally-grown apple? - 7.26 % not applicable? - 1.81 % Should the professional advice you give include eco-nutrition information? Yes - absolutely - 1.61 % Yes – where possible - 19.11 % Maybe/ sometimes - 16.06 % Not really - 1.22 % Never - 62 % Should N&D professionals should take a public position on eco-nutrition issues? Yes - 37.35 % Not sure - 51.43 % No - 9.59 % Would you sign up to a professional code incorporating eco-nutrition concepts? Yes - 31.98 % Not sure - 56.68 % No - 8.10 % Not applicable - 3.24 % Do you eat organic food? Yes, always - 1.60 % Yes, where possible - 24.69 % Sometimes - 60.95 % No - 12.26 % Don't check - 0.50 % What is your opinion of Genetically Modified (GM) food for public consumption? Strongly for - 0.60 % For - 11.40 % Not Sure - 32.51 % Against - 40.65 % Strongly against - 14.84 % For more information or to arrange an interview with... NHD Editor - Neil Donnelly (registered dietitian - Dietetics Services Manager in Blackpool)or NHD Features Editor - Ursula Arens (Freelance Dietitian) please contact NH Publishing on 0845 450 2125 For full results click below or visit www.nhdmag.com http://nhdmag.com/SurveyForm/1172186231659-0235/ March 2007 reader survey – 259 respondents or 2.6% of readership Network Health Dietitians - the UK's only independent monthly magazine for Nutrition and Dietetic professionals and students This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of NH Publishing Ltd in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Men's Interest, Health, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Environment & Nature, Food & Drink, Medical & Pharmaceutical, Farming & Animals, Transport & Logistics, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.