Food Labels

7 Food Labels Shoppers Should Ignore Because They Are MeaninglessSome labels, like “organic,” “low-fat,” or “sugar-free” have real nutritional value because they are regulated by federal law. Others are just empty and purposely vague. Here are 7 meaningless labels you probably hear all the time.
New Look Proposed For Nutrition Labels Will Highlight Calories and SugarThe number for calories will be getting bigger, and a new category for added sugars will be included on the “Nutrition Facts” labels that appear on most food packages.
Narsai David Book Review: Why Calories Count - From Science To PoliticsNutritionists Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim cover a lot of ground very accessibly in Why Calories Count: From Science To Politics. They begin with a basic scientific definition of what a calorie really is before exploring the food industry’s influence on nutrition and how politics plays into food safety, including pet food.

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