Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Label Conscious

In a recent nationwide survey conducted by The New York Times, 85 percent of the respondents said they read nutritional labels closely some or all of the time. And about 66 percent said they had used information to decide whether or not to buy a product. With the Food and Drug Administration planning to add new requirements that would make consumers more aware of the calories they were consuming with each serving, you'd think the nation was poised for greater weight control. Yet, health professional don't quite see it that way. Dr. Jeanne Goldberg, a professor of nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston told the New York Times: "My suspicion is that people take away nuggets of information, but it doesn't add up to a healthful diet."


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