Health Matters at Kroger Supermarkets

Health Matters at Kroger Supermarkets

Kroger, the country’s largest supermarket chain has begun a pilot health program in 23 of its Kentucky stores. The program, Health Matters at Kroger includes 3 elements: 1. Free Dietitian led tours of the supermarket, including tours specially tailored to … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

Nuval, the nutrition rating system that scores product from 0-100, announced this week the addition of a fourth supermarket chain as a partner – United Supermarkets, LLC of Lubbock, Texas, which operates 50 stores under the United Supermarkets, Market Street, … Continue reading

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Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

Froot Loops is NOT a “Smart Choice” [Inside the Label]

We’ve been following developments in nutrition rating schemes and front of package labeling for quite some time. Smart Choices is a labeling system that informs consumers which products are a nutritious choice using a green check mark as a quick … Continue reading

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The Problem with Supervalu’s NutritionIQ Rating Program (Now at Cub Foods Too)

The Problem with Supervalu’s NutritionIQ Rating Program (Now at Cub Foods Too)

Confused by nutrition labels and ingredient lists? You’re not alone. Despite the best intentions of the FDA’s nutrition labeling regulations, most consumers still can’t reasonably compare two similar products for their nutrition parameters. There are just too many variables – … Continue reading

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Nutrition Rating Systems, A Tower of Babel

Nutrition Rating Systems, A Tower of Babel

Click here for the full comparison chart Nutrition fact labels are confusing. Despite the efforts of the FDA and Congress in enacting the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act in the early 1990′s, people are still stumped at the supermarket, and … Continue reading

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