Food Labels and Nutrition Fact Panel
Food Labels and Nutrition Fact Panel ntri 2000
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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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