Originally Posted by Chefross
They ask those questions to get a better idea of the type of person taking the survey.
Accordingly people who have a higher income are usually more educated about things.....healthy eating etc......
I don't understand....
Does this mean every Gr. 12 gradate who doesn't go on to college or University has finite knowledge, and isn't expected to educate him/herself about the food that they eat? For the rest of their lives?
Or does it mean that every college or University student has this knowledge? Not just the Health Sciences students, but all students. Is it required knowledge? I've never sat for entrance exams to Political Science or Theology, is knowing what your daily sodium intake is on the test? Or Civil engineers, is knowing which vitamins are water soluable and which are fat soluable and how this applies to daily nutrition, on the entrance exam ?
See, anecdotal evidence and personal experience tell me that the majority of College/Uni students nourish themselves from the following 4 food groups: Pizza, beer, K.D., and instant noodles. Perhaps it is this very diet that gives them special knowledge?
Speaking of Pizza, was it the U.S Congress or the Senate that determined that one slice of pizza = 1 serving of fruit, and that 1 portion of fries = 1 serving of vegetables? Maybe they are all university educated, but their nutritional knowledge leaves much to be desired.
Me, I get my nutritional knowledge from many sources, but mainly from the backs of food packages. As a Chef and owner I need to know just as much--or even better, more--than the sales wrep trying to flog the products to me: Low fat Mozzerella should not be higher priced than reg. fat Mozz., sausages should not contain more than 25% of the daily recommended sodium intake. But I am also responsible for the comfort and safety of my customers. I know that Worcestershire Sc. has copious amounts of anchovies in it, I know that virtually every brand of chocolate contains small amounts of soy lecethin, that many dairy products contain barley-malt extract which itself contains gluten. But just knowing this information is not enough, my staff need to know this, and they need to inform customers.
I dunno about all of this...............