Wednesday, January 20, 2016
For nutritional info, read back of package
The article appeared in the January issue of J of Food Science.
Researchers from Ohio State and St Joseph's University in Philadelphia examined 2,200 breakfast cereals and prepared meals sold between 2006 and 2010.
The Food & Drug Administration defines four types of Front of Pack claims:
--qualified health claims
Words like "may reduce risk of heart disease, " "low-fat", or "cholesterol-free" compete with such terms as "organic," "natural, or "local,"
The latter three do not necessarily mean anything nutritionally.
The key: Know your nutrients--and read the info on the back.
You mean Wheaties will not make you an Olympian? Well darn!