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Nutrition Facts Labels

Nutrition Facts Labels

WHAT ARE NUTRITION FACTS LABELS? The NUTRITION FACTS LABEL (NFL) was established by the Nutrition Labelling and Education Act of 1990 (NLEA) and designed by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to communicate the nutrition profile of packaged foods and help the...
Dietary Sodium

Dietary Sodium

1. WHAT IS DIETARY SODIUM? Sodium is a major component of our food supply. Sodium Chloride (table salt) forms approximately 90% of our dietary sodium. The average dietary intake of sodium in the US adults is 3600 mg/d – way higher than the recommended 2500 mg/d by the...
Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

Non-Nutritive Sweeteners

WHAT ARE NON-NUTRITIVE SWEETENERS? Non-nutritive sweeteners are high-intensity sweeteners that are typically no calorie or very low calorie compared with caloric sweeteners like sucrose or corn syrup. Some non-nutritive sweeteners are natural or plant derived while...