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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

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