I had a Nutrition tutorial yesterday, and we filled out a anonymous quiz about our nutrition knowledge then looked at how people answered.
Questions included: Alcohol has negligible calories/kilojoules, true or false?
At least a quarter of the group thought that was true!
Meat, fish and eggs are a good source of fibre, true or false?
Again, a lot of people said true!
I was astonished.
Yes, I've read a lot about nutrition and I'm twice the age of most of the others so I probably know more. But I thought this was basic stuff everyone knew. Apparently not.
You just can't make assumptions about what other people do or don't know. I have huge gaps in my own knowledge - anything to do with sport, for example. Maybe other people would be flabbergasted about how little I know about car maintenance, considering I drive one every day.
This is going to be interesting.