Navigation Links
89 percent of children's food products provide poor nutritional quality
Date:7/14/2008

Nine out of ten regular food items aimed specifically at children have a poor nutritional content because of high levels of sugar, fat or sodium - according to a detailed study of 367 products published in the July issue of the UK-based journal Obesity Reviews.

Just under 70 per cent of the products studied - which specifically excluded confectionery, soft drinks and bakery items - derived a high proportion of calories from sugar. Approximately one in five (23 per cent) had high fat levels and 17 per cent had high sodium levels. Despite this, 62 per cent of the foods with poor nutritional quality (PNQ) made positive claims about their nutritional value on the front of the packet.

"Children's foods can now be found in virtually every section of the supermarket and are available for every eating experience" says Professor Charlene Elliott from the University of Calgary, Canada, and a Trustee of the Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition.

"Parents may have questions about which packaged foods are good for their children. Yet certain nutritional claims may add to the confusion, as they can mislead people into thinking the whole product is nutritious."

Only 11 per cent of the products Professor Elliott and her colleagues evaluated provided good nutritional value in line with the criteria laid down by the US-based Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a non-profit agency that received the Food and Drug Administration's highest honour in 2007.

The CSPI nutritional standards state that healthy food should not derive more than 35 per cent of its calories from fat (excluding nuts and seed and nut butters) and should have no more than 35 per cent added sugar by weight. They also provide guidance on sodium levels, ranging from 230mg per portion for snacks through to 770mg per portion for pre-prepared meals.

CSPI's standards are adapted from those developed by the National Alliance for Nutrition
'/>"/>

Contact: Annette Whibley
wizard.media@virgin.net
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Statement on CDC Announcement That 70 Percent of the U. S. Population Now Receives Optimally Fluoridated Water By Mark J. Feldman, DMD, President, American Dental Association
2. Cadaver tissue fails nearly 25 percent of the time in young ACL reconstructions
3. Primary Care Physicians Prescriptions of Aricept for Alzheimers Disease Will Drop by 20 Percent Following the Availability of Generic Razadyne in December 2008
4. Disaboom Survey Reveals 52 Percent of Americans Would Rather be Dead Than Disabled
5. Economist Finds Highmark/IBC Merger Would Result in 70 Percent Share in Pennsylvania, Far Higher Than Initial Reports
6. 98 percent of elective mastectomy patients would have reconstruction again, says ASPS study
7. A Weight Neutral Oral Antidiabetic Drug Would Earn a 25 Percent Patient Share in the Type 2 Diabetes Drug Market
8. StrionAir System A130 Air Purification Product Reduces Fan Energy by More Than 10 Percent
9. 2008 Mitchell Medical Industry Conference Previews 100 Percent Paperless Auto Medical Claim Solution
10. Symptom Screening Plus a Simple Blood Test Equals a 20 Percent Jump in Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer
11. Patient Data Analysis Report Finds More Than 75 Percent of Chronically Ill Patients Unable to Obtain Needed Healthcare Have Some Form of Insurance
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2015)... (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 Established by ... wellness for the estimated 46 million Americans who suffer ... upon monthly medications to alleviate their symptoms. Medicationdiscountcard.com is ... to save patients money on the costs of these ... are used to treat the pain and inflammation in ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 The American ... nomination period for its prestigious Integrated Water Resources Management ... IWRM approach to water resources projects. , An IWRM approach ... our establishment in 1964. In 2014, 12 projects were nominated ... IMPACT magazine features not only the 2014 AWRA IWRM Award ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... Wethersfield, Conn. (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 ... company in Wethersfield, Conn., has hired healthcare executive ... vice president. Olson will lead Qualidigm’s growing ... further Qualidigm’s mission to improve the quality, safety, ... Olson comes to Qualidigm from Interim HealthCare of ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... 2015 Novodiax announced today that ... of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr., airing via ... times TBA. , This segment will explore Novodiax, ... diagnostics. Audiences will learn about Novodiax’s polymer detection ... behind the scenes to investigate how, based on ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced ... e-Kare, Inc. of Fairfax, VA, a digital health company ... wounds. , Chronic wounds include pressure, venous, and diabetic ... over 6.5 million U.S. patients, costing over $25 billion. ... the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), e-Kare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Medicationdiscountcard.com Provides Access to Drug Coupons for Arthritis Awareness Month 2Health News:Medicationdiscountcard.com Provides Access to Drug Coupons for Arthritis Awareness Month 3Health News:Nominations Sought for Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Award 2Health News:Innovative Healthcare Executive Ann Olson Joins Qualidigm as Principal and Vice President 2Health News:Innovative Healthcare Executive Ann Olson Joins Qualidigm as Principal and Vice President 3Health News:Novodiax to Be Featured in Upcoming Episode of Innovations TV Series 2Health News:CIT GAP Funds Invests in e-Kare 2Health News:CIT GAP Funds Invests in e-Kare 3
... Clearly Contacts, the ... BC Business Magazines, Top 100 Public Companies list for the fifth consecutive year. Clearly ... with revenue of $119 million for fiscal 2008. , ... Vancouver, British Columbia (Vocus) June 30, 2009 -- Clearly Contacts ...
... ... editor-in-chief of Orthopaedic Knowledge Online, William A. Grana, MD, MPH, will be inducted into ... July 11th during its Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado. , ... Keystone, CO (Vocus) June 30, 2009 ...
... Limited (Chiltern), a global clinical research organization (CRO) announced that ... , , Dr. Attila Lorinczi will lead ... Medical Society and the Society of Hungarian Urologists. Dr. Lorinczi ... years, most recently as a clinical operations manager. , ...
... Oxford University Press is proud to present the ... AMA Manual of Style, the "bible" ... involved in medical or scientific publishing. Because scientific, medical, and ... a new treatment hinges on how well the evidence to ...
... , MINNEAPOLIS, June 29 HealthFitness Corporation (NYSE ... employee health and productivity management solutions, announced today that the ... the close of market on June 26, 2009, when Russell ... indexes. , , About HealthFitness , ...
... in doctor,s office, for example, at risk, study shows , ... blood pressure that can happen in a doctor,s office, or ... sustained high blood pressure, a new study finds. , Researchers ... In white-coat hypertension, a patient,s blood pressure is high while ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Clearly Contacts Named to BC Business Magazine Top 100 Public Companies List 2Health News:Teacher and Profession Leader, William A. Grana, MD, MPH, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame 2Health News:Teacher and Profession Leader, William A. Grana, MD, MPH, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame 3Health News:Chiltern Opens Office in Budapest, Hungary 2Health News:AMA Manual of Style, the 'Bible' for Medical and Scientific Publishing, Gains Online Presence 2Health News:HealthFitness Added to the Russell Microcap Index 2Health News:Sporadic Spikes in Blood Pressure Hike Chances of Hypertension 2
(Date:5/6/2015)... Calif. , May 6, 2015  Genomic Health, ... Kim Popovits , Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive ... America Merrill Lynch 2015 Healthcare Conference in ... 3:40 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). To access ... go to the  Investor Relations  section of the company,s ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... 6, 2015  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD ... development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for ... today that it will host a conference call and ... for the period ended March 31, 2015 and to ... its clinical program for aramchol. Conference ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... May 6, 2015 Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... to develop small molecule and cell therapy treatments for ... Jonathan Lloyd Jones to the position of Chief ... Mr. Lloyd Jones brings to the ... business development experience.   Most recently, Mr. Lloyd Jones ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Genomic Health to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Healthcare Conference 2Genomic Health to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Healthcare Conference 3Galmed Pharmaceuticals First Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2Galmed Pharmaceuticals First Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for Wednesday, May 13, 2015 3Neuralstem Appoints Jonathan Lloyd Jones as Chief Financial Officer 2Neuralstem Appoints Jonathan Lloyd Jones as Chief Financial Officer 3Neuralstem Appoints Jonathan Lloyd Jones as Chief Financial Officer 4
... Novel Biomarkers Displaying 90% Sensitivity in Breast ... ... announced today the,discovery and validation of the most frequent DNA alterations detected ... appeared in PLoS ONE. The study entitled, "Identification of,Novel High-Frequency DNA Methylation ...
... GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: GOVX), an Atlanta-based ... has retained Financial,Relations Board (FRB), as its Investor ... HIV-1/AIDS vaccine human trial results need to be,conveyed ... AIDS,pandemic," stated Kathy Waller, co-president of FRB., ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Orion Genomics Announces the Discovery of Novel Breast Cancer Biomarkers 2GeoVax Labs, Inc. Selects Financial Relations Board as Investor Relations Counsel 2GeoVax Labs, Inc. Selects Financial Relations Board as Investor Relations Counsel 3GeoVax Labs, Inc. Selects Financial Relations Board as Investor Relations Counsel 4
Duckbill type, sharp. 3 mm x 8 mm curved blade. Octagonal handle....
10 mm wide tip....
9 mm wide tip. 35 mm from angle to tip....
Designated most popular model or size. 4 mm wide tip....
Medicine Products: