The food label can help you make healthy food choices
Suppose you’re in the dairy aisle of a supermarket trying to select a carton of milk. You want to watch your fat intake, so you have narrowed your choices to reduced-fat 2% milk or nonfat milk.
On the Label: The Daily Values
Unlike the DRIs, which are precise recommended amounts of each nutrient that you should eat, the Daily Values (DVs) listed on the Nutrition Facts panel are general reference levels for the nutrients listed on the food label.
On the label: label claims
In the 1980s, the savvy Kellogg Company ran an ad campaign for its fiber-rich All Bran cereal reminding the public of the National Cancer Institute’s recommendation to eat low-fat, high-fiber foods, fresh fruits, and vegetables to maintain a healthy weight.
Nutrition in the Real World
Functional Foods: What Role Do They Play in Your Diet?
Have you ever eaten broccoli?
Odds are that you have, but you may not have known that you were eating a functional food. In fact, some people have even called broccoli a superfood.
Two Points of View
Are There Problems with the Design of MyPyramid?
For many consumers, nutrition students, and educators, MyPyramid is a useful guide for assembling a complete, healthy diet.