articles: PDF OnlyHealth Claims on Food Products NLEAPORTER, DONNA V. PH.D., R.D. Author Information Dr. Donna Porter, Specialist in Life Sciences at the Library of Congress since 1980, served previously as a Fellow at the National Nutrition Consortium and a Congressional Science Fellow in the Science Policy Research Division of CRS. She holds a Ph.D. in human nutrition with a minor in political science from Ohio State University. Comments can be addressed to Dr. Porter at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540. Nutrition Today: January 1996 - Volume 31 - Issue 1 - p 35-38 Buy Abstract For a decade, one of the most controversial issues in labeling has been the use of health claims on food products. The evolution of the science of nutrition that drove the rest of the recent changes in food labeling has also driven this issue. This column summarizes recent events surrounding the regulation of nutrient content and health claims on conventional food products. Comparable regulations for dietary supplements will be discussed in the next issue. © Williams & Wilkins 1996. All Rights Reserved.