Understanding Beef Labeling

Meat definitions can be tricky to understand. Many people are confused about which cuts of beef are the most healthful or which to use in their recipes. The following information will help you and your patients choose your meat with confidence. 

The New GMO Labeling Law is Happening (But Will You Take the Time to Read It?)

A nationwide law requiring food manufacturers to standardly label products which contain genetically engineered (GE) organisms, more commonly known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs, is now reality. Both the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on the terms of...

Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is caused by an overactive immune system, which treats certain proteins found in raw fruits and vegetables, as well as some seeds, spices, and nuts similarly to those found in pollen. This is known as cross-reactivity. Sometimes foods in the same...

The New Nutrition Facts Label: What You Need to Know

Most of the time, change is good, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is hoping that the recently approved changes to the nutrition facts label will be very good for consumers. Although at first glance the new food labels will look very similar to the ones that have...

Is Activity Equivalent Calorie Labeling a Good idea?

According to the Royal Society for Public Health, two-thirds of United Kingdom (UK) citizens are overweight or obese; it is estimated that 60% of men and 50% of women will be obese by 2050. Consumers look at packaging for an average of six seconds before deciding whether or...

Food Packaging Worksheet: Nutrient Claims, Nutrition Facts, and Ingredients

This worksheet can help you learn how to read food packaging.  What you will need: This worksheet A food package that includes nutrient claims, nutrition facts, and a list of ingredients A handout that includes criteria for specific nutrient claims (ie, low sugar, reduced...

Food Labels Quiz

Food Labels Quiz

Food Allergens: Ingredients to Look For

The only true treatment for food allergies is to avoid ingesting the allergen. With that said, even trace amounts of allergens can cause severe reactions. The federal labeling law requires most packaged foods to clearly indicate on the label when a food contains, or may...

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