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University Medical Center Nutrition Notes Where do you get your information? Nutrition information is all around us. We get our nutrition information from a variety of people —doctors, nurses, nutritionists, cooks, parents, friends, neighbors, the lady in front of us in line at the grocery store, and many others. We also are bombarded with information on radio and television, the Internet, and in books and magazines. Everyone has an opinion on what’s good for you, and more importantly, what’s bad for you! With all of this available information, what source do we turn to when we really need good, reliable information?
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Unformatted text preview: Nutritionists at University Medical Center wondered the same thing. They conducted a survey of 1,000 randomly-chosen adults (18 and older) from the Orange Beach area. The overall results were not surprising: Source Percent Doctor/Nutritionist 60% Internet 8% Newspaper/Television 15% Magazine/Newsletter 17% Two years ago, the last time the survey was done, only 2% of respondents reported that the Internet was their main source of information. This year, the number jumped to 8%, with younger people by far the most active in this category....
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