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Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols. Phase I Report / Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols, Food and Nutrition Board ; Ellen A. Wartella, Alice H. Lichtenstein, and Caitlin S. Boon, editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

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Subject: Nutrition.
Food > Labeling.
Food > Packaging.
Health promotion > Methods.
Obesity > Prevention.
Food Labeling > United States.
Food Packaging > United States.
Health Promotion > methods > United States.
Nutrition.
Nutritive Value > United States.
Obesity > prevention & control > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780309158282
  • ISBN: 0309158281
  • ISBN: 9786612975981
  • ISBN: 6612975989
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 128 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- History of nutrition labeling -- History and current status of front-of-package systems -- Overview of health and diet in America -- Purpose and merits of front-of-package nutrition rating systems -- Scientific basis of front-of-package systems -- Conclusions and plans for phase II.
Summary: "Growing recognition of the nation's obesity crisis and the prevalence of chronic disease have led to an array of efforts aimed at increasing physical activity and promoting healthful eating, including changes in the formulation, packing, labeling, and marketing of food and beverages products the contribute to a healthy lifestyle. In particular, the use of symbols summarizing key nutritional aspects and characteristics of food products has seen substantial growth."--Publisher's description.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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