Label reading nutrient criteria: A survey of Australian nutrition professionals

Iain Stephen PRATT, Loren Muhlmann, Hayley ERICKSON

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Abstract

Aim: The aims of the present study were (i) to identify the format of resources that nutrition professionals use to educate consumers about reading nutrition information panels; (ii) to identify the most common nutrient criteria; and (iii) to assess the suitability of the nutrient criteria by assessing them against foods commonly eaten in Australia, from products in NUTTAB 2006. Methods: An online 13-question survey, asking about resources and nutrient criteria used, was distributed by email by the Dietitians Association of Australia. A total of 240 surveys were completed. The most common nutrient criteria were identified and tested against common foods in the NUTTAB 2006 database to make an assessment on suitability. Results: The most common resource format was diet sheet, and the most common criterion for each nutrient was: energy
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalNutrition & Dietetics
Volume70
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

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