{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

PUBH 1517 - Food Labeling - Food Labeling Food Labeling...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Food Labeling Food Labeling What are “Daily Values”? What are “Daily Values”? Nutrient standards used for nutrition labeling, based on the RDA for vitamins & most minerals, but limited to a single value for each nutrient “daily values” for carbohydrate, fat and saturated fat are based on the recommended percentage of calories (30% for fat, 10% for saturated fat, 60% for carbohydrate) DV for cholesterol & sodium are based on suggested upper limits Required Nutrient Info on Labels Required Nutrient Info on Labels Total fat in grams & % DV Saturated fat in grams & % DV Cholesterol in mg & % DV Sodium in milligrams & % DV Total carbohydrate (g & % DV) plus breakdown showing fiber & sugars, including natural sugars, in grams & %DV Protein in grams % DV of vitamins A & C, Calcium, & Iron Regulations Behind Label Regulations Behind Label Claims “Healthy” Must contain at least 10% of the “daily value” of at least one of these: Vit A, Vit C, iron, calcium, protein, fiber Must contain no more than 20% of the Daily Value for the following: Total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium Exceptions: fresh & some frozen or canned fruits & vegetables More Label Claims More Label Claims “good source” 10 to 19% of the Daily Value per serving “high in” “rich in” “excellent source of” 20% or more of the Daily Value for that nutrient per serving Other Examples of Other Examples of Regulated Label Terms Free: as in fat free, sugar free, sodium free Light or lite: 1/3 fewer calories than comparison food, or 50% less fat or sodium Low calorie: 40 calories or less per serving Reduced calorie: 25% fewer calories than comparison food Low sodium: 140 mg or less per serving Low fat: 3g or less fat per serving Other Label Content Other Label Content Ingredient list: in descending order of predominance by weight Approved Health Claims: link nutrients & food constituents to disease states There are 14 possible claims that may be made if the food meets the requirement for the claim (see text, p. 55 & next slide) Examples of Health Claims Examples of Health Claims Calcium & reduced risk of osteoporosis >20% DV for Ca no more phosphorus than Ca Soy protein & reduced risk of heart disease at least 6.25 g soy protein per serving Fruits & vegetables & reduced cancer risk low in fat (<3g per serving) good source of vit A, vit C, or fiber(>10% DV) ...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern