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Nutrition Today:
doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e3181cb457c
Issues for the 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Front-of-the-Pack and On-Shelf Labeling: Tools for Spotting Nutritious Choices at the Supermarket Shelf

Carlson, Lisa A. MS, RD

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As nutrition scientists study and debate the causes of obesity and look to improve the quality of the American diet, there is a renewed interest in nutrition resources to help people make more healthful dietary choices at the grocery store. New, voluntary front-of-the-package nutrition labels on food products and new on-shelf labeling systems in grocery stores are emerging as viable tools to help lead consumers to more nutritious diets. Although more studies are needed to see which front-of-the-package or on-shelf labeling systems are most effective, it is clear that consumers and health professionals want easier and clearer ways to identify healthful food products for themselves and their families

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