Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work
“I think it’s overwhelming for the average person out there who is bombarded with so much information and frequently he or she doesn’t always have the scientific tools available to be able to determine how much of it do I really need to take in and change my practices and how much of this is just interesting information,” he said. Overstating study results can cause problems for professionals as well as the general public, researchers said. “I think the study was very enlightening, for sure, and frankly I think the authors have brought attention to an issue that needs to be addressed both within the scientific community as well as within the media,” dietician Joy Dubost told Reuters Health. Dubost is a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and wasn’t involved in the new study. “We all have a role to play in ensuring the consumers are getting that evidence-based science to really create trust in their minds,” she said. Dubost offered suggestions for people who read stories about nutrition research.
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Julie Greene, healthy living manager at Hannaford, said the Guiding Stars program has been a hit with consumers, helping them navigate confusing claims on packaging that highlight a products nutritional attributes while masking less-healthy ingredients. The cereal aisle, in particular, can be a confusing place. It can be very overwhelming. Every cereal box is a virtual billboard of health claims, she said. Surprisingly, there was less pushback than anticipated from food manufacturers. Instead of rebelling against Guiding Stars, many manufacturers have been reformulating their products to become healthier because thats what consumers are demanding, she said.
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Make green smoothies for lasting energy and good nutrition
Does the green smoothie sound and look gross to you? But are you grabbing sugary foods during the day as you get tired and hungry? There’s no harm in just trying a green smoothie! You know that greens are true superfoods; they are full of nutrition, And most of the time busy Moms don’t have the time to make multi-step cooked dishes during the day!
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