The new survey focusing on health and lifestyle, which was carried out by c1,000 16-24 year-olds in the UK in August through consultancy firm Voxburner Panel, also found that 55% believe binge drinking is exaggerated by the media in the UK.
It showed that when ordering food 58% were most likely to check calorie content, which 61% of females are most likely to check calories compared to 45% of men.
This is followed by a third checking sugar levels and 35% checking fat levels.
At the same time, 56% disagree that the Government should tax sugary foods.
Luke Mitchell, head of insight at Voxburner, said: “Is this the healthiest youth generation of all time? Once regarded as a demographic that paid little attention to body wellness, today the majority of young people are in good health and show both awareness of health concerns and a desire to be fit and healthy.”