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The Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts Label December 10, 2018. In May 2016, the FDA announced a new Nutrition Facts label to better reflect the nutritional value of packaged foods and beverages sold in the United States. While the deadline for implementing the new label is January 2020 for large manufacturers and January 2021 for smaller companies, the new label

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National Nutrition Month®

National Nutrition Month ® is a federally registered service mark of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Flavor-Boosting Tips for Healthy Cooking By: Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN -- Healthy eating doesn’t mean bland eating, at least not in my definition.

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Healthy Eating and Exercise For Life

Take 5 with Dr. Peterson. Have questions about nutrition, health and weight management? Keri Peterson, MD discusses common obstacles when it comes to weight loss as well as provides tips and lifestyle changes that can be made.

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Understanding Food Nutrition Labels

Understanding Food Nutrition Labels April 17, 2015. No matter your health status, understanding what that Nutrition Facts label is really telling you is critical to knowing if the product in your hand is right for you.. When looking at this label many people will only look at …

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Fiber on Nutrition Facts Labels

When comparing items with a nutrition facts label like bread, cereal, or breakfast bars, you should select the item with at least 2-3 grams of fiber per serving. You can also compare the amount of fiber to the percent daily value on the food label. If the percent daily value of that food item is 20 percent or greater, then that food item is a

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Food Calorie Calculator

Food Calorie Calculator. Powered by the USDA National Nutrient Database, the Food Calorie Calculator below allows you to choose from thousands of foods and brands, and see nutrition facts such as calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, fiber and sugar. Get started by entering your food and drink choices under “Keywords”.

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Q&A about Nutrition and Heart Health

Q&A about Nutrition and Heart Health, with Cardiologist Dr. Debra Judelson March 2, 2015. Dr. Debra Judelson is a cardiologist and a scientific advisor to the Calorie Control Council. We caught up with the doctor to discuss the importance of nutrition for heart health.

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Allulose & the New Nutrition Facts Label

Allulose & the New Nutrition Facts Label October 29, 2018. October 29, 2018 — Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the dates for food and beverage companies to comply with the updated Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels, many companies have already begun to transition to the new label format.

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Importance of Clear Nutrition Information for Diabetes

Importance of Clear Nutrition Information for Diabetes Management: Spotlight on Allulose April 25, 2019. While some people ignore or merely glance at the nutrition information on food and beverage packaging, others closely review the label for carbohydrate information if they are on a certain low-carb diet and want to lose a few pounds.

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Ingredients for Calorie Control

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that consumers can safely enjoy a range of nutritive sweeteners and nonnutritive sweeteners (NNS) when consumed within an eating plan that is guided by current federal nutrition recommendations, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the

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ADVERTORIAL NUTRITION NEWS

NUTRITION NEWS Polyols & Gastrointestinal (GI) Effects What are polyols? Polyols, also called sugar alcohols, are a group of versatile, reduced-calorie carbohydrates that provide the taste and texture of sugar with about half the calories. They are used as food ingredients to replace sugar in an

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What Does it Mean to Eat Nutrient Dense Foods

Whole grains like fruits and vegetables provide a variety vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and are an excellent source of fiber. Choose products in which “whole” is one of the first words in ingredient list to get the most nutrition from your grains. Nuts & Beans. These are great protein alternatives that are brimming with nutrition.

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2020-25 Dietary Guidelines

Dietary Guidelines 2020-25 Scientific Report Published July 15, 2020 — Among other items, today’s published Scientific Report from the Dietary Guidelines Committee from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) included sections on added sugars, low and no calorie sweeteners (LNCS) and fiber intake. As a […]

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Keri Peterson, MD: The Relationship between Nutrition and

Good nutrition and healthy eating play a vital role in staying healthy and providing tips for my patients is a critical part of my job. Following my patients and seeing the results of their hard work is extremely gratifying for me. About Keri Peterson, MD

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A Deep Dive into the Newly Approved Dietary Fibers

The new guidance, The Declaration of Certain Isolated or Synthetic Non-Digestible Carbohydrates as Dietary Fiber on Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels, allows these fibers to be counted in the calculation of total fiber per serving for declaration on the Nutrition Fact Label, as well as the Supplement Facts label.

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2000 Calories a Day The healThy Way

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What Are Polyols

Nutrition Facts Panel • Polyol content of foods may be listed voluntarily on the Nutrition Facts Panel. However, if the food label makes a claim about the sugar content of the product and polyols are present, the polyol content must be listed. • If only one polyol is present, it may be listed by specific name

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A “Fresh” Perspective on Fruits and Vegetables

By: Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE — Despite all the nutrition controversy in the media touting different diets and food folklore, I am pretty confident we can all agree on one thing: most people need to eat more fruits and vegetables. In fact, according to the CDC, only 1 in 10 Americans eats enough fruits and […]

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The Definition of Dietary Fiber

Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses. Düsseldorf, Germany, 2 - 6 November 2009, ALINORM 10/33/26 Cummings J.H., Stephen A.M., 2007. Carbohydrate terminology and classification. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2007) 61 (Suppl 1), S5–S18 – Table 3. EFSA 2007.

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Back to School Healthy Eating Tips for the Whole Family

Jessica is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and various Dietetic Practice Groups of the AND, including Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Food and Culinary Professionals, and Dietitians in Business and Communications. Follow her out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Dietary Fiber on the Food Label

Dietary Fiber on the Food Label August 26, 2016. In the U.S., information about the amount of dietary fiber per serving appears in the Nutrition Facts Panel (on the side or back of packaging) unless the product contains less than one gram of fiber and no fiber claims are made.

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Recent Survey Finds Consumers Want Healthier Beverage

Nutrition, diet and lifestyle will have the greatest impact in preventing type 2 diabetes. According to the What We Eat in America a database component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), most Americans consume too much added sugar. In light of the recommendation in the 2020 DGAC Scientific Report to further reduce added sugars in the diet, the …

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New Nutrition Facts Label to State Added Sugar Content

The Nutrition Facts Label (NFL) found on packaged foods and beverages is scheduled receive a face-lift. In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated updates to the NFL to make it more consumer friendly. The major changes to the NFL are a result of evolving nutrition recommendations and changing nutrients of public health […]

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Fit Food Choices for Family Fun Month

Whether your August is spent on the road or at home, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can be fun and easy. Just remember to drink plenty of fluid, eat nutritious meals and get active outdoors in the sunny weather. Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Dallas. She was a freelancer with Woman’s World

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Create Healthier Eating Habits by Adding, Not Subtracting

She was a freelancer with Woman’s World magazine for 20 years and currently serves as a nutrition communications consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations, including the Calorie Control Council and the Egg Nutrition Center. She is passionate about promoting fact-based food and nutrition information to help people enjoy

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Heart Health and Women: Part 1

Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN is a registered dietitian, cultural anthropologist and scientific advisor to the Calorie Control Council, whose 30+ year career includes maintaining a busy nutrition counseling practice, teaching food and nutrition courses at the university level, and authoring 2 popular diet books and numerous articles and blogs on health and fitness.

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Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Dallas. She was a freelancer with Woman’s World magazine for 20 years and currently serves as a nutrition communications consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations, including the Calorie Control Council. She is passionate about promoting fact-based food

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Reading Sweet News On Nutrition Labels

The Nutrition Facts Panel is generally found on the side or back of a food package. There, you can find out about calories and the total carbohydrate content of a serving, information that is of particular interest to people with diabetes.

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^Going ehind the Headlines is a self -study module

With the need to compete for viewers, nutrition study results are often ^interpreted _ in creative ways to generate more media coverage. Sensationalized nutrition headlines are rampant, leaving consumers confused and overwhelmed. (Sizer 2012) In addition, many headlines and media stories about food, health, and nutrition risks or benefits

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Sports Drinks: Fuel for Athletes

As a Nutrition Communications Consultant she delivers clear messages helping you understand the science of nutrition so you can enjoy eating for better health. Rosanne is the co-author of several books, including DASH Diet For Dummies® and …

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Respect the Fruit: Three Important Reasons to Plan More

Ellen writes and creates videos about nutrition education, food safety, menu planning, grocery shopping, and healthful cooking on a budget. Ellen has worked with organizations and companies including WebMD, the Partnership for Food Safety Education, and the University of Georgia Food Science Department.

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Making a Place for Pancakes in Your Diet

Robyn Flipse, MS, MA, RDN is a registered dietitian, cultural anthropologist and scientific advisor to the Calorie Control Council, whose 30+ year career includes maintaining a busy nutrition counseling practice, teaching food and nutrition courses at the university level, and authoring 2 popular diet books and numerous articles and blogs on

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Spring Clean Your Diet and Exercise Routine

Spring Clean Your Diet and Exercise Routine March 24, 2014. Spring is finally here, which combines National Nutrition Month, National Frozen Foods Month and World Health Day.What does that mean for you? Well, it means you’ll not only be bombarded with healthy eating and exercise advice, but you’ll also see lots of deals and steals on frozen foods in your local grocery stores.

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Dietary Fiber and Diabetes: Bridge the Gap

Karima A. Kendall, PhD, LDN, RDN is a Scientific and Nutrition Manager at The Calorie Control Council. With over 10 years of experience in health research and clinical nutrition, her activities include addressing and monitoring regulatory and scientific activities, as well as the development of relevant communications content.

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Debunking Diet Soda Myths

Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Dallas.She was a freelancer with Woman’s World magazine for 20 years and currently serves as a nutrition communications consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations, including the Calorie Control Council.

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The Sleep-Weight Connection

A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that people who didn’t get enough sleep consumed an extra 385 calories the following day. A 2.5 ounce bag of potato chips or a banana nut muffin. can provide that many calories. That’s enough extra calories to gain one pound every 9 days!

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The Bountiful Benefits of Fiber

If any of these non-digestible fibers has at least one of the following health impacts, it can be considered a dietary fiber on the Nutrition Facts Label: Lowering blood glucose. Lowering cholesterol levels. Lowering blood pressure. Increase in frequency of bowel movements. Increased mineral absorption in the intestinal tract.

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Calorie Control Council Celebrates 40th Anniversary of

Calorie Control Council Celebrates 40th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month March 5, 2013. It’s National Nutrition Month (NNM) and while it may not be everybody’s favorite thing to celebrate, the Calorie Control Council is excited because this year’s theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” This year’s theme emphasizes the advantages of developing a healthful eating plan that

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Polyols Not Among Sweeteners to Be Labeled as Added Sugars

On May 27, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published their final rule on the changes that need to take place on nutrition labeling. In the next few years, consumers can expect new product information labels, with the FDA mandating changes by July 2018 or July 2019. The reason for the new rules […]

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What Does Moderation Have to Do with Healthy Eating

Ellen writes and creates videos about nutrition education, food safety, menu planning, grocery shopping, and healthful cooking on a budget. Ellen has worked with organizations and companies including WebMD, the Partnership for Food Safety Education, and the University of Georgia Food Science Department.

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7 Major Changes Headed to a Product Label Near You

When it comes to food and product labels in today’s market, transparency is the name of the game. According to the 2017 IFIC Food and Health Survey, 90 percent of the population reports consulting the nutrition facts panel when shopping. With this in mind the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized a new […]

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