Navigation Links
Calorie count plus points based on added sugars, sodium, and saturated and trans fats recommended as new front-of-package nutrition labeling system
Date:10/20/2011

WASHINGTON Federal agencies should develop a new nutrition rating system with symbols to display on the front of food and beverage packaging that graphically convey calorie counts by serving size and a "point" value showing whether the saturated and trans fats, sodium, and added sugars in the products are below threshold levels. This new front-of-package system should apply to all foods and beverages and replace any other symbols currently being used on the front of packaging, added the committee that wrote the report.

"Our report offers a path to develop an Energy Star equivalent for foods and beverages," said committee chair Ellen Wartella, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor of Communication, professor of psychology, and director, Center on Media and Human Development, School of Communication, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. "A successful front-of-package nutrition rating system would enable shoppers to instantly recognize healthier products by their number of points and calorie information. It would encourage food and beverage producers to develop healthier fare and consumers to purchase products that are lower in calories and food components that contribute to chronic disease."

The report envisions a rating system in which foods and beverages earn points if their amounts of nutrients of concern -- saturated and trans fats, sodium, and added sugars -- are at or below levels considered acceptable based on qualifying criteria. The more points a food or beverage has, the healthier it is. A product could earn up to three points, one each for having sodium and added sugars that do not exceed threshold amounts and one for having saturated and trans fats below designated levels. For example, 100 percent whole wheat bread could qualify for all three points while graham crackers could earn two points for having levels of sodium and saturated and trans fats below the thresholds. Points would be graphically displayed on pac
'/>"/>

Contact: Christine Stencel
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. SIRT(ain) benefit of reducing calories
2. Brains of Obese May Crave High-Calorie Foods More: Study
3. Americans Getting Too Many Calories From Sugary Drinks: CDC
4. Only 15% Use Calorie Info at NYC Fast Food Chains: Study
5. More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-out Food
6. Restaurant Calorie Counts Can Miss the Mark: Study
7. Calories, Not Protein or Carbs, Are Key to Weight Loss: Study
8. Snacking Totals a Quarter of Daily Calories for Many
9. Sleepiness may impair the brains inhibitory control when viewing high-calorie foods
10. Calorie-burning brown fat is a potential obesity treatment, researchers say
11. Calorie Intake Rises When Fast-Food Restaurants Nearby: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2015)... WA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 With Spring’s ... to keep the condition of their crawl spaces in mind. ... few of the most common FAQs regarding crawl space conditions ... giving an answer to owners that are confused as to ... says that, “One of the most common ways is through ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... medical coverage at youth football practices and games, and possible ... programs? What other youth sports might be at high ... These are some of the issues being addressed by ... and the focus of a hearing last month in New ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Prescription Drug “Take-Back” events are no ... (DEA). Today, local law enforcement in ... “Take-Back” guidelines for the proper disposal of controlled ... Drug Disposal Event , The McInstosh County Sheriff’s ... as the “Take-Back” site for the safe and ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 If there is ... mere suggestion of a head lice outbreak at their child’s ... of this persistent parasite is nothing short of a nightmare ... and forth among their children, or within their child’s classroom. ... of the kids starts scratching again. , Local lice removal ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... According to a Feb. 12, 2015 ... used to treat cancer by killing cancer stem cells, has ... Administration (FDA) for use in the treatment of mesothelioma.* According ... FDA to encourage the development of drugs for the treatment ... the FDA’s decision,” said Melinda Helbock, Founder of The Law ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Crawl Space FAQs are Answered in Clean Crawls Latest Article 2Health News:NYSATA Athletic Trainers Provide Expert Testimony at NYC Youth Concussion and Sports Safety Hearing 2Health News:NYSATA Athletic Trainers Provide Expert Testimony at NYC Youth Concussion and Sports Safety Hearing 3Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Promotes Local Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Promotes Local Prescription Drug Take Back Day 3Health News:Anxiety over head lice among Miami parents as surge in head lice cases reported by local lice removal company Lice Troopers 2Health News:New Drug Receives FDA Approval as Orphan Drug for the Treatment of Mesothelioma 2Health News:New Drug Receives FDA Approval as Orphan Drug for the Treatment of Mesothelioma 3
... HIV is spreading rapidly among Hong Kong's gay community as ... unsafe sex, officials said Tuesday. ,Profiling of ... of cases with similar genetic sequencing which has risen from ... ,Department of Health expert Wong Ka-hing urged people with a ...
... By studying the addition of sugars to proteins ... nervous system of insects, Karen Palter, researcher of ... to better understand neurodegenerative diseases in humans. Currently, ... projects exploring the glycosylation process that could eventually ...
... Arlington engineers have developed a wireless monitoring system ... . ,The wireless technology, called radio ... of stores for tracking inventory and in identification ... technology with another emerging applied science called impedance ...
... announced that it has accepted a petition, filed by ... constitutionality of a Mexico City law that allows pregnant ... months' gestation, the Los Angeles Times reports. ... March in the Mexico City Legislature proposed allowing abortions ...
... have had the treatment and are experiencing some of the ... new free resource to turn to thanks to Cancerbackup and ... produced the two booklets, one for men and one for ... who have pelvic radiotherapy each year. ,The booklets ...
... recall on Friday of its Complete(R) MoisturePlus(TM) brand ... the American Optometric Association's (AOA) Contact Lens and ... remove the product nationwide. ,Although a ... from the federal government are investigating reports that ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nervous Systems of Insects may Offer Clues on Neurodegenerative Diseases 2Health News:Nervous Systems of Insects may Offer Clues on Neurodegenerative Diseases 3Health News:New Wireless System Developed to Detect Esophageal Reflux 2Health News:Mexico Supreme Court Accepts Petition To Review Mexico City Law Legalizing Abortion During First Three Months' Gestation 2Health News:How to Cope With Side Effects from Pelvic Radiotherapy 2Health News:Optometrists Support AMO's Voluntary Contact Lens Solution Recall 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. , Feb. 27, 2015 ... part of its ongoing commitment to the global bleeding ... it is donating 2 million international units (IUs) of ... WFH is an international not-for- profit organization which has ... and other inherited bleeding disorders. The donation supports the ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Feb. 27, 2015  PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full ... was a transformative year for PTC. We are now ... developing RNA-targeted therapies in the rare disease space," stated ... Inc. "We are proud to bring the first treatment ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015 ... kongestive Herzinsuffizienz (CHF) in seiner ersten klinischen ...   Die israelische Firma ... für Patienten mit kongestiver Herzinsuffizienz (CHF) entwickelt ... Finanzierungsvorhaben über 5 Mio. USD abgeschlossen hat. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CSL Behring Continues Treatment Access Leadership by Donating Bleeding Disorder Protein Therapies IUs to World Federation of Hemophilia 2CSL Behring Continues Treatment Access Leadership by Donating Bleeding Disorder Protein Therapies IUs to World Federation of Hemophilia 3PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 2PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 3PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 4PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 5PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 6PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 7PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 8PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 9PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 10PTC Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter and 2014 Full Year Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update 11Vectorious Medical Technologies schließt Finanzierungsvorhaben über 5 Mio. USD ab 2
... March 21, 2012 Roka Bioscience announced today that ... Performance Tested Methods(SM) certification from the AOAC Research ... Silliker, Inc., as part of the AOAC-RI independent third-party ... runs on the Atlas System, an innovative fully automated ...
... 21, 2012  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... Phase 1 clinical program with their investigational product ... targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 serine ... issue of the New England Journal of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Roka Bioscience Awarded AOAC-RI Certification for Atlas™ Salmonella Detection Assay 2Regeneron Announces Data Publication and Presentations with Potential First-in-Class Lipid-Lowering PCSK9 Antibody 2Regeneron Announces Data Publication and Presentations with Potential First-in-Class Lipid-Lowering PCSK9 Antibody 3Regeneron Announces Data Publication and Presentations with Potential First-in-Class Lipid-Lowering PCSK9 Antibody 4
... CTi Wrist is a custom wrist orthotic designed to ... patient's maximum range-of-motion. , ,Indications: , Wrist ... fibrocartilage complex , Coles fracture - distal ... Partial tendon rupture , ORIF - Open ...
... Bird and Cronin, Inc. ... of Patient Footwear, Orthopedic ... Care Products. Our products ... quality and available in ...
Provides secure fracture immobilization while allowing for full range of motion at elbow and wrist...
... Cronin, Inc. is a ... Footwear, Orthopedic Softgoods, and ... Our products are of ... available in the USA ...
Medicine Products: