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Nutrition Labeling

Fighting Obesity -- One Bodega at a Time

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

While these small businesses are the lifeblood of a vibrant city environment, the food choices that many folks make there can pack on the pounds and shorten their lives.

'I'll Have a Medium Soda' -- Why Current Size Labels Can Be Deceptive

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The study concluded that varying the "regular" portions affected how much the subjects actually ate. Subjects ate more food when the portion was labeled "regular" than when it was labeled "double-size" despite the fact that the two sizes were actually the same size.

5 Ways to Make Nutrition Labeling More Effective

Meghan Hall | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Meghan Hall

Thanks to the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, we as consumers have easy access to the nutritional information for most of the foods we can purchase in a grocery store. As they say, information is power -- but that power is weakened by several flaws in our labeling system.