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2014-09-12 03:00:36

Andrea Maruniak, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Many people are unaware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mandated nutrition labels are based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet, but a simple weekly text message reminder can greatly improve that awareness, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While not an outright recommendation, the 2,000-calorie benchmark is what the FDA considers a reasonable daily...

2013-03-14 16:17:13

A little-noticed provision of the Affordable Care Act requires all chain restaurants and retail food establishments with 20 or more locations to list calorie counts on their menus. But according to research co-written by a University of Illinois agricultural economist, numeric calorie labels might not be the most effective way to influence patrons to select “healthier” (often interpreted as lower-calorie) items. Brenna Ellison, a professor of agricultural and consumer...

2013-01-25 23:02:07

VendScreen, Inc., announced today they are ready for compliance with the Food and Drug Administration´s impending rule on Nutrition Labeling and Calorie Disclosure set to take effect as early as April of this year. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 VendScreen, Inc. responded today to the announcement of an April deadline being set by the FDA for finalization of the rule on “Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food...

2012-05-23 23:00:16

Free weight loss iPhone app - for a limited time only - Piatto, a free new diet iPhone App, is an innovative lifestyle tool that helps achieve healthy weight loss goals and influence smarter eating. It´s the only free portion control app on the market to feature images of real food portions to highlight portion management rather than focusing on calorie counting. More effective than a calorie counter, Piatto offers a database of real food photos with additional tracking tools to help...

2012-02-13 15:00:00

The new phenomenon launched by Zaggora recognises our indulgences, yet is keeping calorie counting fun and encouraging people to get active (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 The Fatsnapapp recognises that everyone has their moments of weakness; we all enjoy indulging once in a while, whether it´s a burger, pizza or a slice of chocolate cake. However with new legislation coming into force in Britain stating that retailers must declare the calorific value of each individual food item, the...


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