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doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e3181c2637e
Nutrition and the Internet

Influencing Food Choices: Nutrition Labeling, Health Claims, and Front-of-the-Package Labeling

Cappellano, Kathleen L. MS, RD, LDN

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For nearly 2 decades, nutrition labeling and health claims found on food packaged in the United States have supplied consumers with information based on a food's nutritional content and the potential health benefits from consuming the food. To further assist consumers in making food choices based on nutrient content, a number of organizations-professional and trade associations, grocery chains, and food manufacturers-have developed a variety of tools and labeling programs to supplement the Food and Drug Administration-regulated nutritional labeling effort. This article highlights Web resources that address nutritional labeling, health claims, in-store nutrition navigation, and several front-of-the-pack labeling programs

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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