Feb 25, 2014 7:03 AM GMT
Nutrition labels set for major overhaul
eagermuscle saidIt'd sure simplify things if there could be a uniform, universal serving size, i.e....8 ounces?
YourName2000 saidAnOriginal saidAs far as serving sizes are people that incapable of doing math? For the bag of M&Ms you simply multiply it by 2. Maybe some people only eat 1/2 a bag or make it their aim to eat half a bag.
That's sure not the case up here...everything is in mL. We get things like "serving size 227mL" in a 398mL container (and plenty of stranger combinations). It's a PITA. I like either whole container labels or 100mL, then the math is easier (for me) to do in my head, lol.
YourName2000 saidWhat would be really cool is if the FDA ran a site that required everyone regulated by this to upload detailed nutritional information to it...instead of a corporate registry, or land registry, a food product registry. Add an app to that, and most people won't need it in the stores, they can get it on their phones config'd with the info they want. And if the kids are eating a whole meal, have all the parts added together into a total.
http://nutritiondata.self.com/ ...Is pretty good, and it seems most fast food (and food in general) is in there, but there's no requirement for a company to do so, and the stardards vary. Some products don't have some fields filled out, so the summaries are inaccurate. And the site seems to be in decline (and no app). But wow, do I love the level of detail they were going for:
MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThis isn't going to do diddly squat. You think people who eat bags of candy, go to Pizza Hut or live on junk are going to be influenced by this? They are going to keep on doing what they do. Shovel in the garbage.