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Nutrition Labels

Top Food Trends for 2015... Are You Ready?

Phil Lempert | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Phil Lempert

There is a lot to look forward to in the New Year for food trends and the evolution of supermarkets. Expect to see smoked as this year's key flavor and a huge rise in popularity for fermented foods.

Why FDA Nutrition Label Regulations Fail Consumers

Tricia Spencer | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Tricia Spencer

To reap the health benefits, I began eating canned sardines packed in olive oil years ago. I eat the contents of a single can nearly every day, but I recently discovered that the nutritional information I thought to be true wasn't accurate at all.

Do Serving Sizes Impact How Much You Eat?

Elle Penner | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elle Penner

If the serving size for ice cream were to jump from 1/2 cup to 1 cup, would you eat more? Some experts are worried you might.

Get Political: Speak Up About the Proposed New Nutrition Labels and Serving Sizes

Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE

Do you catch yourself staring at the back of packaged foods trying to decipher what the nutrition labels mean? Let's face it... food labels can be very confusing. Now is our opportunity to have a voice in making changes!

Beware of These 4 Food Label Claims

Posted 03.10.2014 | OWN

By Johannah Sakimura Bold nutrition claims often overpromise and underdeliver. You can hardly grocery shop without being bombarded by produc...

FDA Proposes Larger -- More Realistic -- Serving Sizes for Food Labels

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The FDA is proposing to change the standard serving sizes to reflect what people actually eat. The FDA defines the current serving sizes as amounts of foods commonly consumed based on dietary intake surveys conducted in the 1970s and 1980s.

Christina Wilkie

Michelle Obama Wins Big Against Powerful Corporate Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama announced sweeping changes to the "Nutrition Facts" label on most packaged foods on Thursday, marking a major ...

How To Read Nutrition Labels

Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living

From Mother Nature Network's Jenni Grover: When I wrote about healthier ways to shop for groceries, I suggested that readers learn how to decipher ...

FDA To Revise Nutrition Facts Label For The First Time In 20 Years

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read. The Food and Drug Administration says knowled...

As Food Labels Get Closer Look, Ingredients Vanish

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 12.17.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Take another look at that food label. An ingredient or two may have vanished. As Americans pay closer attention to what they eat, f...

How To Read A Nutrition Label

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

It can be confusing and daunting at first, but familiarizing yourself with the nutrition content of the food you're putting into your body will help you really learn about different nutrients and encourage you to make better choices.

9 Food Label Fails

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Nutrition labels should be clear, honest, and informative -- and reading one shouldn't require the skills of an NSA code-breaker. But too often, companies try to trick people into buying foods that aren't as healthy as the labels pretend.

'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.

LOOK: How To Read A Food Label

Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Overwhelmed by all those hard-to-pronounce words on the ingredient list? You're not alone. "The Nutrition Facts panel is experts-only stuff, usefu...

Rachel Tepper

Why Alcohol Labels Are More Important Now Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

The first half of 2013 has seen a flurry of activity related to alcohol regulation. Heads first turned in February when controversial alcoholic bevera...

Your Alcoholic Beverage Could Soon Have A Nutrition Label

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alcoholic beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there. ...

Healthwashing With a Green Label

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

As the FDA and other government organizations continue to debate front of label systems, a new study suggests design and color deserve as much attention as the nutrition information itself if we are to really help consumers reach informed food choices.

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.

Mislabeling of Foods: The Questions to Ask and the Information to Know

Ariane Daguin | Posted 01.28.2013 | Home
Ariane Daguin

With an increased awareness of food in our culture, buzzwords are showing up on labels and menus left and right. And aside from the terms that are USDA regulated, it's near impossible to know what is true. Here are terms you should know and understand.

How To Pick A Healthy, Whole-Grain Product

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health identified 545 grain products, looked at them through five different whole-grain criteria, and evaluated which criterion best measures the healthfulness of the product.

13 Lies Dieters Tell Themselves

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. Before the holiday season eating extravaganza is upon us, here are a few common diet lies -- and how your better angel would react if he were awake.

5 Secrets Of Supermarket Shopping

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Since childhood, the grocery store has been a fascinating place for me -- my own toy store with interesting and fun things to look at and tasty treasures to eat. Today, the temptations are still there for me, but it has gotten increasingly complicated to make the right choices.

New Traffic Light Food Labels: Much-Needed Intervention or Nanny State Interference?

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Mark Bittman, a writer for the New York Times, is proposing a new way to label foods so that all consumers need to do is take a quick glance at the package to make an informed decision about their health.

Multigrain.. Low Sodium.. Lean.. Low-Fat: What Your Packaging Labels Really Mean

Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Confused by food labels? You aren't alone. Walking along the aisles of a supermarket, it can seem impossible to tell the difference between "whole whe...

Nutrition Labels: What To Read, What To Skip

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living

One step to fighting the obesity battle might just be printed on the back of your food package. New research published in the journal Agricultural Eco...