Nutrition Facts Label

The GICR report found that the proposed labels are more helpful to consumers when viewed in a brief, 10-second timeframe, paralleling the amount of time that would be realistically spent glancing at labels while shopping. (Pictured l to r: current, proposed and alternate Nutrition Facts panels)

Proposed nutrition labels more effective than current labels: survey

By Maggie Hennessy

In line with the goals set forth by FDA’s proposed Nutrition Facts updates, consumers find proposed labels easier to read in less time and perceive food and beverage products with larger serving sizes to be less healthy, according to a study from the...

Unfinished business: Obama’s nutrition agenda marches forward

By Dr Dora Hughes, Sidley Austin LLP

The recent Let’s Move! nutrition related announcements by the White House mark ongoing efforts by this Administration to make good on a number of nutrition commitments from the first term.  Following on the heels of the effective ban on transfats by the...

“There were originally two options put forward, the main proposal, which we saw behind Mrs. Obama at the launch, and one with a clear difference between ‘get more’ and ‘get less’ nutrients. That alternate option just keeps getting lost,

How much do consumers use (and understand) nutrition labels?

By Maggie Hennessy

On the heels of the US Food and Drug Administration’s proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label—which received largely positive marks from the food and beverage industry—new research from the NPD Group is questioning how many US consumers even routinely...

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