Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333



Nutrition Through The Life Cycle

7th Edition
Brown + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337919333
Textbook Problem

________ You see a yogurt product at the grocery store labeled “fat free.” This nutrient content claim means that a standard serving of the yogurt contains:

  1. a. No fat, or negligible amounts of fat
  2. b. No, or negligible amounts of, fat, trans fat, and sodium
  3. c. Fewer than 10 g of fat and 4.5 g of saturated fat
  4. d. Three grams of fat or less

Summary Introduction

Introduction: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a regulatory body that lays down the requirements that a food product label must comply before making any nutrient content claim. This will not only help the customers to make informed decisions regarding their diet but also prevent manufacturers to make false claims that can adversely affect the health of the population.


Reason for the correct answer:

Option a. is given as “No fat, or negligible amounts of fat”

As per the recommendations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), fat-free labels implies that the product contains no fat or less than 0.5-gram fat for a given reference amount.

Hence, option a. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option b. is given as “No, or negligible amounts of, fat, trans fat, and sodium”.

Fat-free labels only imply no fat or a negligible amount of the total fat content of the given product. However, it does not imply that the product has no or negligible trans fat and sodium.

Hence, option b...

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