A new survey from FoodMinds, a food and nutrition consulting company, found that an overwhelming 70 percent of those polled prefer education over restrictive policies when it comes to getting help managing their diets.

The survey findings verify that a solid majority of Americans prefer that consumers be given help to understand how some foods fit into a healthy diet. They said they opposed measures for health such as limiting the availability of certain foods or warnings.

Education is the exact approach that beverage companies are taking to help consumers moderate the calories and sugar that they get from beverages. We place prominent calorie counts on the front of all our cans and bottles and we are placing calorie information on 3 million fountains, coolers and vending machines nationwide. We also offer a wide variety of beverage options – including low- and no-calorie and smaller portion sizes – so that people can choose the beverage that is best for them and their families.

Beverage companies support community-based programs in cities throughout the United States that help families learn more about nutrition and diet and are working with public health groups to help people moderate their calories from our products in what is the largest voluntary effort by any industry to tackle obesity.

These are meaningful solutions that will drive real change and make a difference in people’s lives. To learn more about how America’s beverage companies are doing their part to help people achieve balance in their lives, visit http://deliveringchoices.org/.