Time Magazine on Nutrition Labels

Time Magazine on Nutrition Labels

Take a look at Time online, with a good writeup of the confusing front-of-pack labels that shoppers for healthy food are seeing in supermarkets these days. The article covers the following systems, with commentary on pros and cons of each. … Continue reading

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Tell the FDA How to Improve Nutrition Information

Tell the FDA How to Improve Nutrition Information

The FDA is asking YOU for ideas on how to improve product nutrition information on front of package (FOP) and shelves (not the nutrition panel). The goal is to enhance the usefulness to consumers of point-of-purchase nutrition information, such as … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton In my previous posts I have proposed that the FDA regulate front-of-package nutrition labels by better enforcement of existing regulations and by setting minimum standards for labels that rate the … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 2 of 3: Developing New Minimum Standards for Complex Rating Schemes

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 2 of 3: Developing New Minimum Standards for Complex Rating Schemes

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton In my previous post, I suggested that regulation of front-of-package nutrition labels should begin with better enforcement of existing standards. Existing regulations, I argued, already provide adequate tools to clamp … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 1 of 3: Better Enforcement of Existing Standards

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 1 of 3: Better Enforcement of Existing Standards

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton At the top of the FDA’s agenda for 2010 is regulating front-of-package nutrition labels. Proponents of symbols like the Heart Check mark and the Smart Choices logo and rating systems … Continue reading

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Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

The first decade of the millennium brought both good and bad developments in the food and nutrition space. Mostly, this decade was a wake up call for many families and individuals that they cannot blindly trust government and market powers … Continue reading

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Does Front-of-Pack Nutrition Info Help Consumers? Yes. No. Maybe.

Does Front-of-Pack Nutrition Info Help Consumers? Yes. No. Maybe.

Have you noticed the slough of  “quick glance” nutrition information we’ve been bombarded with this year? Whether it’s the calorie count on menu items at fast food chains, or on products or shelves at the supermarket, many new nutrition graphics, … 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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Breaking Story – Smart Choices Calls it Quits!

Breaking Story – Smart Choices Calls it Quits!

Update [Wednesday morning 10/27]: General Mills has thrown in the towel as well. Just last week, at the annual ADA conference, Susan Crocket, PhD, RD the company’s Senior VP of Health and Nutrition defended the program’s integrity with deep fervor. … Continue reading

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FDA to Create a Standardized Front of Pack Nutrition Label?

FDA to Create a Standardized Front of Pack Nutrition Label?

Image via Wikipedia In perfect timing with ADA’s nutrition and food conference, The FDA issued a “letter to manufacturers” on Monday, informing them (and us) that it will begin an investigation into Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labels. Here are … Continue reading

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