3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in the field of nutrition. They are hosting the 4th annual Friedman Symposium this weekend, a 2 day affair devoted to current affairs … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutrition Scoring Lands at Meijer Supermarkets

NuVal Nutrition Scoring Lands at Meijer Supermarkets

Meijer is rolling out what it hopes will be another helpful means for consumers to assess the nutritional quality of foods at the supermarket. NuVal assigns a score of 0-100 to food products based on a proprietary algorithm called ONQI … Continue reading

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Price Chopper Supermarkets adopt NuVal Nutritional Scoring System

Price Chopper Supermarkets adopt NuVal Nutritional Scoring System

Northeast supermarket chain Price Chopper, is rolling out NuVal, a nutritional scoring system today. The 114 store chain operates in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania. The aim of NuVal and other nutritional scoring systems is to … Continue reading

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SuperValu / Albertsons Launches NutritionIQ Food Labels

SuperValu / Albertsons Launches NutritionIQ Food Labels

The new year has ushered in a blizzard of new food labeling systems aimed at helping consumers make healthier choices at the supermarket. This week it is Supervalu, which kicked off nutritionIQ at its California Albertsons stores. The color-coded, easy-to-spot … Continue reading

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NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

NuVal Food Scoring System Shares Some Product Scores

The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System has updated its website to include sample score of hundreds of everyday items. We posted about NuVal and its competitors a few months ago.  These nutrition scoring systems aim to simplify the task of choosing … Continue reading

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Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Encouraging Good Nutrients – The Nutrient Rich Foods Coalition

Who hasn’t been told to cut down on fatty food, cholesterol, salt, sugar, and “practically everything that tastes good”. After a while, people just ignore these warnings because it seems that there is nothing healthy left to eat. After several … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutritional Scoring vs. Smart Choices

NuVal Nutritional Scoring vs. Smart Choices

  Have you ever wondered what’s inside that tasty TV dinner, instant pudding, or granola bar? How healthy, or not? Theoretically, we can learn a lot about a packaged food item just by reading its nutrition panel. Unfortunately for many … Continue reading

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1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

In the early 13th century, the king of England proclaimed the first food regulatory law, the Assize of Bread, which prohibited bakers from mixing ground peas and beans into bread dough. Ever since, it has been a cat and mouse game between the food industry and the public (fast forward to China 2008 – melamine in milk powder anybody?). In the US, food regulation dates back to early colonial times. Here is a brief overview of the last 150 years of government and industry food regulation: Continue reading

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