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Front of Package Labeling

The Fate of Front-of-Pack Labeling That Actually Works

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

News came in the past week that the front-of-pack nutrition guidance program offered by Canada's Heart and Stroke Foundation, presented as a seal of approval in the form of a check mark, was being decommissioned. With all due respect to my friends at the Foundation, and the good intentions that brought the system into existence -- good riddance to it.

Nutrition in a Second-Rate Hen House

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This week, Wal-Mart announced the release of its home-grown, front-of-pack nutrition guidance system. Can we possibly be that gullible? If so, we probably all deserve to be eating whatever the big companies selling food tell us we should.

We're Not Buying It: Stop Junk Food Marketing to Kids

Larry_Cohen | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Larry_Cohen

Parents simply can't compete with the $2 billion a year spent on kids ads promoting foods that are laden in sugar, salt and fat. We need someone to hold food and beverage companies accountable.

Kids' Food Labels: Healthy or Not?

Larry_Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Larry_Cohen

Prevention Institute's new study, released yesterday, Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children's Food examined products with front-of-pa...

Front-of-Package Labels Hide Truth: 8-of-10 kids' foods flunk nutrition standards

Larry_Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Larry_Cohen

Chronic diseases like diabetes are skyrocketing, and children are predicted to have a shorter life span than their parents. Parents want healthy fo...

FDA Could Take Foods Over Shelves Over Inaccurate Labeling

Mother Nature Network | Robin Shreeves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Seventeen food manufacturers, including a few that produce organic products, have been issued warning letters by the FDA about their front-of-package ...