2 nd lecture Nutrition, Diet, NLEA 2011-1

2 nd lecture Nutrition, Diet, NLEA 2011-1 - Leading causes...

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Unformatted text preview: Leading causes of death Dietary contribution Heart Disease 31% Cancer 23% Stroke 7% * 61% of deaths from these causes have a dietary component This does not mean that 61% of deaths are caused by diet. Why do consumers want nutritional labeling? An FDA survey found that: 54% of consumers use the food label. 66% of consumers use of the label see how high or low a food is in things like calories, salt, vitamins or fat. 72% of consumers were aware of FOP (front of panel-very controversial) health or nutrition-related symbols or icons. 77% of those use those symbols for purchase decisions. (So total usage is ~49%) 56% of consumers question the accuracy of low fat or high fiber claims. NLEA= Nutritional Labeling and Education Act (1990) Standardized label content and format (now...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course FOOD SCI 103 taught by Professor Montville during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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2 nd lecture Nutrition, Diet, NLEA 2011-1 - Leading causes...

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