Panel says less-is-more when it comes to nutrition ratings on packaged foods

Benac, Nancy
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE769
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the report of the U.S. Institute of Medicine regarding front-of-package food labelling system. It says that the voluntary rating systems of food labelling from producers, nutritionists and others should be reduced to calories, sodium, saturated and trans fat to aid consumers from nutritional cacophony. Furthermore, insights of Tufts University professor Alice Lichtenstein and New York University Marion Nestle on the potency of the report are mentioned.


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