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Dr. Virginia Caine
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Food Labeling (Overview)

Food labeling refers to the standardized label found on food products that describe the ingredients and nutritional information about that food.


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Who reviews info about food labeling?

Who reviews info about food labeling?

Several levels: The fda regulates drugs for purity and efficacy. The fda regulates food for purity but not quality. The fda is forbidden by law to inspect in any way food supplements like vitamins and nutritional products unless there are serious complaints after they hit the market. Consumer reports will sometimes look at content. You cannot trust agencies paid for by the food industry. ...Read more

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Dr. Virginia Caine
61 doctors shared insights

Food Labeling (Overview)

Food labeling refers to the standardized label found on food products that describe the ingredients and nutritional information about that food.


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Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Can someone expain food labeling on packages? What should we be looking for?

Depends on your goal: What are you trying to achieve? If you have high blood pressure you may want to focus on sodium content, if diabetes the carbohydrate content. For general health low fat and high protein are good goals. Here's a really helpful link to an interactive guide with more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/nutrition-facts/nu00293/. ...Read more

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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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Food labeling question. How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

Food labeling question.  How many grams of sugar is 1 packet?

15 to 16: A packet of sugar weighs 4 g. Since sugar contains roughly 4 calories per gram, 1 sugar packet contains 15 to 16 calories. This is the equivalent of 1 tsp. Of sugar. ...Read more

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Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Is there a government agency that makes sure that organic food labeling is accurate?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards.Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...Read more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Tip)

Eating an Organic Diet

It is healthier and sometimes more expensive than the regular store bought food. ...See more

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Is there a governing body that makes sure that organic food labeling is listed accurately?

Yes: National organic standards board, the expert panel that advises the secretary of agriculture on organic standards.Appointed by the secretary of agriculture, the nosb is a federal advisory committee. ...Read more

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What should I look for on the food label when dieting?

What should I look for on the food label when dieting?

Cal, fat, carbs: It is good to check for total calories, fat grams, and carbs. Of course, you might also check sodium if you have hypertension. Learn to estimate calories in a hamburger, fries, pizza, etc. ...Read more

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Eating an Organic Diet (Tip)

Eating an Organic Diet

Organic foods have more phytonutrients, less pesticides, are free of gmo's and are tasty too! ...See more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more