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Food Labels and Nutrition Fact Panel

by: Myrissa Webb

Food Labels and Nutrition Fact Panel ntri 2000

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Lecture on 8/30/16
Dr. Kevin W Huggins
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Myrissa Webb on Tuesday August 30, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ntri 2000 at Auburn University taught by Dr. Kevin W Huggins in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views.


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Date Created: 08/30/16
Food Labels and Nutrition Facts Panel Acronyms DRI: Daily Reference Intakes  These are the numbers associated with nutrients intake RDA: Recommended Dietary Allowance  Meets the need of 97% of all healthy individual in a particular age and gender group  This is what you should strive to eat AI: Adequate Intake  Set if there is not sufficient info on human need to establish RDA UL: Tolerable Upper Level  The highest amount of a nutrient that is unlikely to cause adverse health effects  Why do we have a limit? Using to many supplements  You most likely will not be able to get to this level if you are eating nutrient natural foods EER: Estimated Energy Requirements  Average energy intake predicted to maintain body weight  Variables: age, gender, weight, height, level of physical activity Food Labels and Nutrition Facts Panel  Food Label is everything on the entire package  Nutrition Face Panel is the thing we usually look at  All of it is law What is on the Food Label? 1 Statement of Identity 2 Manufacturer's name and address 3 Net contents of package 4 Ingredients in descending order by weight 5 Nutrition info 6 Health Claims (?) 7 Allergens Exceptions to Food Labelling  Fresh Fruit, Veggies, and fish are not required labelling  % DV for protein Why? In this country, there is no problem with protein requirements Exception: Food for children 4 and younger (baby food) Nutrition Facts Panels  Serving Size  Serving per container  Calories from Fat  % Daily Value  Everything in the mass (g)  Include vitamins and minerals  Daily value vitamins and minerals Standards For Food Labelling  DRIs are age and gender specific  FDA developed the Daily Values  DV is a generic standard used on food label  Allow for comparison


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