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

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 1 Reply
High-Fiber Bars: The Agony and the Ecstasy

High-Fiber Bars: The Agony and the Ecstasy

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. How does a nutrition/energy bar compete with 100+ other brands in a $5+ billion market? Specialize and supersize … the nutrition that is. … Continue reading

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 8 Replies
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

Posted in Nutrition Label Analysis | 6 Replies