Dietary Guidelines

Does vitamin D belong on the Nutrition Facts panel?

NYU professor questions supplements; vitamin D expert supports efficacy of oral forms

Does vitamin D belong on the Nutrition Facts panel?

By Maggie Hennessy

FDA proposals to list "added sugars" on the Nutrition Facts panel have already generated heated debate, so it's unsurprising that its plan to include vitamin D is proving equally controversial, with critics claiming it could encourage over-consumption...

Brand awareness of the “Fruits & Veggies – More Matters” slogan and logo increased from 11% in 2007 to 26% in 2012, though consumption levels remained unchanged, at 1.8 cups per day.

Are ‘eat more fruit and veg’ campaigns actually working?

By Maggie Hennessy

Policy efforts to increase fruit and vegetable consumption across the developed world have resulted in modest gains and increased awareness (most notably among children), yet largely they’ve fallen short in impacting long-term consumption behavior, according...

Should dietary guidelines about saturated fat be changed?

Should dietary guidelines about saturated fat be changed?

By Elaine WATSON

UPDATED* - A high-profile study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week has re-opened the debate about whether saturated fat has been unfairly cast in the role of nutritional bogeyman. But how should policymakers respond?

Should booze come with a Nutrition Facts panel?

Should booze come with a Nutrition Facts panel?

By Elaine WATSON

We all know that too much alcohol can make you drunk, but it can also make you fat, say consumer groups who argue that bottles of beer, wine and spirits should come with a Nutrition Facts panel that clearly states how many calories they contain per serving.

“Enough already with the emphasis on fresh fish, fresh produce (not frozen or canned), low-fat dairy products exclusively, expensive nuts (pistachios rather than peanuts) and so on. The reality for many people is starkly different,

The 2015 dietary guidelines: the RD's wish list

By Maggie Hennessy

This week, a panel of 15 experts convened in Washington, DC to discuss the next round of federal dietary guidelines for Americans. FoodNavigator-USA asked representatives of the nutrition community to weigh in on what they’d like to see addressed in the...

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