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    Regulating Food Labels

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    Food labels were made to be a helpful tool for the average customer, but over time they have become hard to understand and a secret that food companies are hiding behind. The Food and Drug Administration, also known as the FDA, are in charge of making sure food labels are easy to read and understand for the consumers. But when they are doing the inspections, they turn a blind eye to the label because the companies are bribing them to. The FDA has made some acts, such as FD&C and the Fair packaging

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    Changing Food Labels

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    proposed label changes go through. The FDA is proposing new food labels by changing its look, and what information is places on the label. Improving food labels would not improve the public’s health because it is (1)costly, (2)will take lots of time and, (3)it is unnecessary. I believe that the new labels won’t help public health because people are not educated enough to know how to read them. More money should be spent on educating people on the labels rather than changing them. If the new labels are

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    Food Label Analysis

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    Food Label Assignment SERVING SIZE AND SIZE PER CONTAINER Serving size is the amount of food in one serving and servings per container is the number of servings in a package of food. Serving sizes are usually consistent with similar types of foods, such as milk. Common household measurements are used to make it easier to compare similar foods, for example, apple juice is measured in cups. If a serving size is ½ cup, and your child drinks 1 cup, your child is getting twice the calories, fat and

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    Reading Food Labels

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    Reading Food Labels Foods that are packaged or in containers have a Nutrition Facts panel on the side or back. This is commonly called the food label. The food label helps you make healthy food choices by providing information about serving size and the amount of calories and various nutrients in the food. You can check the food label to find out if the food contains high or low amounts of nutrients that you want to limit in your diet. You can also use the food label to see if the food is a good

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    Fast Food Labels

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    I think that there should be labels and laws that require restraurants and fast food places to post nutritional infromation, including calories, fat content, on their menus because people need to know what they are eating and possibly ruining their bodys with. Some poeple have bad health issues and if they intake or not get enough fat or calories then they could die or become really sick. People who think that the places should not have fast food labels are wrong and could be putting people in

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    Misleading Food Labels

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    Dr. Nestle and Dr. Ludwig bring up the issue of misleading labels on the front of many packages. Most claims are not proven scientifically but are still being placed on the front packaging of many products. “Front-of-Package Food Labels Public Health of Propaganda,” brings up how the the legislation passed by Congress throughout the 19th century has impacted the FDA’s ability to regulate misleading claims on food labels. The claims on packages affects me because of my culture and lifestyle,

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    production of food, companies like ConAgra Foods, the parent company of Healthy Choice, Tyson, or even Whole Foods, may cut corners to the growth, treatment, and processing of food. In recent years, there has been a hype in organic food, locally grown food and GMO free foods, but what do these words mean? Most of these words on stickers are aimed to sell customers overpriced food that is farmed conventionally. Organic food has been claimed to be healthier for people, although the organic food label is misleading

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    Food labels play an important role in a balanced diet. Too often people buy foods that may seem nutritious when the label on the food actually reveals otherwise. Understanding what each part of the food label means is essential in eating a well-balanced diet and managing weight. The different parts of the food label make finding a nutritious food choice, managing weight and eating a well-balanced diet simple. Serving Size The serving size is the first thing that should be looked at when purchasing

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    Nathan Honeycutt PS314 Professor Reardon 28 November 2014 Misleading Labels More and more consumers are becoming concerned with what they eat, especially when their food comes from a vague source and processed with unknown techniques. It makes it very difficult to try and regulate what goes into each and everyone’s bodies if the package labeling on food products does not perfectly reflect the nutritional value within. With food industries leaving out certain information, and/or not making it very

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    that since they are unhealthy, it is the labels fault for not being truthful or informative. However, when this comes to my mind, I rest assured knowing that the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, is honest about their food labels. Ever since the Food and Drug Administration was founded in 1906, because of the Food and Drugs act, this organization has put into motion better, healthy lifestyles for individuals. Even though most people

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