Opinion: Don’t Blame “Added Sugars” in Food for Obesity

Opinion: Don’t Blame “Added Sugars” in Food for Obesity

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS It has been on my mind to write a rebuttal to the charge that ‘added  sugars’ consumption from food is a major cause of America’s obesity epidemic.  I wish to … 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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Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

Some Math Fun with Nutrition Facts Labels

image: kimballlarsen.com This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Beginning May 8, 1993 the American public has benefited from information about the composition of foods and beverages.  That date was the deadline for placing ‘Nutrition Facts’ on the … Continue reading

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4 Examples of Marketing Through Nutrition Labels

4 Examples of Marketing Through Nutrition Labels

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS I’d like to show you what food companies are doing to improve the nutrition labeling characteristics of their products. Having a special interest in dairy products, I’ll begin by using two … Continue reading

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