Navigation Links
Nutrition rating enhancing front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols: Phase 1
Date:10/13/2010

Oct. 13, 2010 Nutrition rating systems and symbols on the fronts of food packaging would be most useful to shoppers if they highlighted four nutrients of greatest concern calories, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. These food components are routinely overconsumed and associated most strongly with diet-related health problems affecting many Americans, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.

Given the limited space on package fronts and the information already available in the Nutrition Facts panel on the backs of all products, it would not be crucial for these rating systems and symbols to focus on other components, such as cholesterol, fiber, added sugars, or vitamins, concluded the committee that wrote the report.

These findings stem from the committee's review of nutritional criteria behind front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols, part of a larger study of these informational tools. A multitude of nutrition rating, or guidance, systems have been developed by food manufacturers, government agencies, nutrition groups, and others in recent years with the intent of helping consumers quickly compare products' nutritional attributes and make healthier choices. Ratings are typically communicated to shoppers through symbols placed prominently on food packaging, usually on the front, or on retail shelf tags. Unlike the Nutrition Facts panel, these rating systems and symbols are unregulated, and different systems focus on different nutrients. The variation may confuse consumers, and questions have been raised about the systems' underlying nutritional criteria.

"Calories, saturated fat, trans fats, and sodium present the most serious diet-related risks to people's health, and many Americans consume far too much of these nutrients," said committee chair Ellen Wartella, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani Pro
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Water management and malnutrition crucial issues at McGill food conference
2. Impressive lineup of speakers at Tufts nutrition conference
3. How to detect malnutrition in patients effectively?
4. Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK
5. Simpler and cheaper antibiotic prophylaxis with insertion of nutrition catheter in the stomach
6. Nutritions potential to save sight
7. Childhood malnutrition could weaken brain function in elderly
8. World Renowned Physician Launches Dan-e™ All-Natural Nutritional Supplement for Women
9. New Web Site Provides Helpful Exercise and Nutrition Tips
10. 'Dr. Richard W. Droste Joins the Novus Life Nutrition Medical Advisory Board'
11. Liberty Health shows how the BP Oil Spill may draw attention to the purity of the company's newly released Nutritional Supplements.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2015)... (PRWEB) May 30, 2015 One of ... lack of local healthcare options available. Often, the ruralness ... healthcare. For those in rural areas feeling the crunch ... health insurance or tired of paying high premiums and ... connecting patients with licensed physicians via the power of ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) May 30, 2015 ... ordered to pay $100 million in punitive and ... http://www.vaginalmeshlawsuit2015.com/ ) plaintiff who suffered serious complications following ... devices. According to a verdict rendered on May ... awarded $25 million in compensatory damages after the ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... May 30, 2015 EHO offers a ... Portal that gives hospices the ability to manage their ... of this business model, EHO has been able to ... to its clients and survive among the giants of ... management systems three years ago, it has simplified the ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... Nicole Blodgett, Vice President of Secura ... designation to further her expertise in the income ... insurance advisors, health care professionals, and financial planners ... associated with the risk and the cost with ... the latest accomplishment in Nicole's journey with Secura ...
(Date:5/30/2015)... 2015 The Brain Fitness Education seminar ... ONEgeneration Senior Enrichment Center, headed by 1Heart Client Care ... and Brain Fitness Program Director Tee Barr. , Senior ... that there are many ways to enrich and further ... residents the different ways to overcome dementia and memory ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Online USA Doctors Brings Healthcare to the Masses with New E-Consults 2Health News:Online USA Doctors Brings Healthcare to the Masses with New E-Consults 3Health News:Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial Ends With $100 Million Verdict 2Health News:Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial Ends With $100 Million Verdict 3Health News:Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Trial Ends With $100 Million Verdict 4Health News:Secura Consultants Expands Disability Insurance Expertise 2Health News:1Heart Caregiver Services Brings Brain Fitness Education Seminar at ONEgeneration 2Health News:1Heart Caregiver Services Brings Brain Fitness Education Seminar at ONEgeneration 3
... Informatics is hosting a meeting that is to discuss ... health records. The first meeting on Personally Controlled Health ... 10-11. // ,"The work done at this ... of healthcare information infrastructure," said keynote speaker Mitch Kapor, ...
... of four counts of misconduct. ,The doctor failed ... mother of three children. She died on February 2003 of ... constipation for more than a year. The doctor is accused ... another GP, not referring her to another specialist and failing ...
... bacteria and combinations of bacteria could explain the relationship ... to a new study published in the Journal of ... was two times higher in the ACS group for ... T. forsythia and T. denticola. Specifically, the findings suggest ...
... are concerned that children in primary schools have become ... tackle inappropriate// sexual behaviour. ,Children as young ... a rather "sexualised" manner with games such as kiss ... to set alarm bells ringing. ,Reports from ...
... enzyme found in the venom of the brown recluse spider, ... discovered a new way to open// molecular pores, called ion ... research team – Zhe Lu, MD, PhD; Yajamana Ramu, PhD; ... at Penn – screened venoms from over 100 poisonous invertebrate ...
... new vision correction technology, Zyoptix Aspheric, which reduces post-Lasik ... clinics all across India which use Zyoptix technology to ... Zyoptix Aspherix which further reduces post Lasik surgery glare, ... Director-Surgical business Rajat Goel told reporters here., ,The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Meeting To Discuss Issue Of Personal Health Records 2Health News:Meeting To Discuss Issue Of Personal Health Records 3Health News:Link between Periodontal Bacteria and Heart Disease Established 2Health News:New Way to Open Cellular Ion Channels, Implications for Drug Design 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... SPARTANBURG, South Carolina , May 29, ... and Molecular Health have announced a collaboration designed to ... support to the majority of cancer patients living in ... collaborate with Molecular Health to harness the power of ... from hundreds of thousands of patients to enable ,accrual ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... , May 29, 2015  Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: ... , Chief Operating Officer, will present at the JMP ... on June 23 rd , 2015 at ... access Mr. Davies, presentation live via webcast at: ... (NYSE: HAE ) is a global healthcare company ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 2015  World-renowned prostate surgeon and New York Urologist, Dr. ... of MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy for detecting aggressive ... Center at Lenox Hill Hospital is the only center ... New York City . We,ve seen tremendous improvement ... The use of an MRI makes for a much more ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Collaboration to Dramatically Expand Therapeutic Clinical Trial Access for Cancer Patients Across the United States 2New Collaboration to Dramatically Expand Therapeutic Clinical Trial Access for Cancer Patients Across the United States 3New Collaboration to Dramatically Expand Therapeutic Clinical Trial Access for Cancer Patients Across the United States 4MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy Better Able to Detect Aggressive Prostate Cancer, New Study Says 2
... FRANCISCO, Nov. 7 Epiphany Biosciences announced,today that ... 2b clinical trial with,valomaciclovir (EPB-348) for the treatment ... a highly potent anti-viral with enhanced,delivery and bioavailability. ... an important milestone in,our development of valomaciclovir," said ...
... in Watt Poultry USA states that acidic treatments benefit poultry ... ... FreshFx Antimicrobial Solution,which is used to reduce pathogens during poultry processing, ... to solve the,"yield/pathogen reduction dilemma." Citing recent studies in large-scale ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Epiphany Biosciences Reports Initiation and Enrollment in Valomaciclovir Study for Shingles 2FreshFx Recognized for use in the Scalder as a Solution to the 'Yield/Pathogen Reduction Dilemma' 2
Solarc surgical headlight is durable, comfortable, lightweight and delivers the bright, white light expected from a xenon system, but at a fraction of the cost....
Coaxial fiberoptic headlight has fixed spot size of 120mm. It weighs only 4.5 ounces....
View Mex-2 is designed for out-patient surgery, hospital rounds and house calls....
It provides excellent illumination from an inexpensive platform and is mounted on the comfortable UltraLite headband....
Medicine Products: