Weekly Wisdom – Food label health claims primer

May 7, 2012
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian,

Food Label Health Claims Primer... making sense of the nonsense

  • “Added Fiber”: fiber added to yogurt & ice cream don’t yet have proven benefits (such as fiber found naturally in foods like whole grain, beans, fruit)
  • “Natural”: there is no formal definition, so this could mean anything. Scan the ingredients for additives.
  • “Made with whole grains”: does not mean “made exclusively with whole grains”.  No specific % is mandated which means most of the ingredients could be refined flour



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