6 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

6 Things to Know About the Fats in Avocado

Happy Cinco de Mayo folks! After Super Bowl, today is one of the big consumption days for avocado in the US. We’re big fans of this awesome fruit, and have shared several recipes with you in the past. There’s no … Continue reading

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Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

Nutrition Confusion: What is the Percent Daily Value?

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS One of the most significant sources of information on the Nutrition Facts panel of packaged foods and beverages is the % Daily Value (%DV). It provides context to nutrient amounts. Knowing … Continue reading

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Oh No! Yet Another Front-of-Pack Nutrition Label to Confuse Us

Oh No! Yet Another Front-of-Pack Nutrition Label to Confuse Us

In a brash and preemptive move against the FDA and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the 2 largest trade organizations representing the food industry have announced a new front-of-package label – Nutrition Keys. Here’s the pitch from the Grocery Manufacturers … Continue reading

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The FDA Wants YOU! Help Improve Nutrition Labeling

The FDA Wants YOU! Help Improve Nutrition Labeling

Help the FDA Improve NUTRITION FACTS LABELS The FDA is reconsidering the Nutrition Facts Panel. Almost 20 years after the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, and with soaring rates of obesity, one could argue that the goals of … Continue reading

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10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

Last week, the FDA  hinted it would be seriously looking at regulating Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labeling systems. As a result, Smart Choices called it quits, and other programs are “on alert”. The FDA’s involvement can be of great … Continue reading

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16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

It’s been almost 20 years since the nutrition label as we know it was introduced. The intent was to empower consumers to make more informed (read: healthy) purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, the labels have not helped, as America continues to grow, … Continue reading

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