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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Appendix C
Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations

Criteria and Program Information for Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols

Choices Program

Accessed January 28, 2010

Website: http://choicesprogramme.org/en/about_the_choices_programme/product_criteria

Goodness Corner

Accessed March 18, 2010

Website: http://www.mycereal.com/corporate/health_wellness/your_health_detail.aspx?CatID=7780&Select-CatID=7780&section=yourhealth

Guiding Stars

Accessed March 18, 2010

Criteria are not publicly available; scores were obtained from Hannaford website and Guiding Stars program staff.

Website: http://www.hannaford.com/Contents/Healthy_Living/Guiding_Stars/index.shtml

Health Check

Accessed January 28, 2010

Website: http://www.healthcheck.org/page/program-criteria

Healthy Ideas

Accessed January 28, 2010

Website: http://images.giantfood.com/static/full/GNTL/media/living_well/healthy-ideas-criteria.pdf

Heart Check

Accessed March 18, 2010

Website: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HeartSmart Shopping/Heart-Check-Mark_UCM_300914_Article.jsp

New Zealand Tick Programme

Accessed July 19, 2010

Website: http://www.heartfoundation.org.au/sites/tick/Health_Professionals/Pages/TickCriteria.aspx

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Criteria and Program Information for Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols

Nutrient Rich Food Index (NRFI)

Accessed January 28, 2010

Website: http://www.nutrientrichfoods.org/for_health_professionals/scientific_background.html

NuVal

Accessed March 18, 2010

Criteria are not publicly available; scores were obtained from NuVal website and NuVal program staff.

Website: http://www.nuval.com/Science/origins

Sensible Solution

Accessed September 25, 2009

Website: http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/healthyliving/sensiblesolution/sensiblesolution_landing.aspx

Smart Choices

Accessed January 28, 2010

Website: http://www.smartchoicesprogram.com/professionals.html

Smart Spot

Accessed September 25, 2009

Website: http://www.pepsico.com/Purpose/Health-and-Wellness/Smart-Spot.html

Start Making Choices

Accessed March 18, 2010

Website: http://www.startmakingchoices.com/tools/pyramid.jsp

Swedish Keyhole

Accessed July 19, 2010

Website: http://www.slv.se/en-gb/Group1/Food-and-Nutrition/Keyhole-symbol/

UK Traffic Light

Accessed March 18, 2010

Website: http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/foodlabels/trafficlights

Wellness Keys (Harris Teeter)

Accessed March 18, 2010

Website: http://www.harristeeter.com/yourwellness/wellness_keys.aspx

Wellness Keys (Wegmans)

Accessed March 18, 2010

Website: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?langId=1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&categoryId=280946

Whole Grain Stamp

Accessed January 28, 2010

Website: http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grain-stamp

Calculations for NRFI scores:

The NRFI scores were calculated using NRFI 6.3 formula (Fulgoni et al., 2009), which includes 6 nutrients to encourage (protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, iron, and calcium) and 3 nutrients to limit (saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars). To calculate scores for illustrative purposes, IOM staff used the information available on the Nutrition Facts panel. As per the published algorithm, a reference value of 125 grams was used for total sugars because added sugars is not available on the Nutrition Facts panel; also protein was not adjusted for protein quality. NRFI scores can theoretically range from –300 to 900, but the majority of foods score in the –150 to 300 range. NRFI raw scores are often divided into quintiles and assigned a score 1–5 for simplicity. Raw scores are more precise for comparing foods and therefore those were used for our comparison tables.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Crisped Rice Cereal

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1-1/4 cup

130

0 g

0 g

0 mg

220 mg

29 g

< 1 g

4 g

2 g

25%

25%

20%

0%

Choices

NC

NC

+

+

limit 500 mg per 100 g

NC

min 1.3 g per 100 kcal

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

min 2.5 g per 30 g

max 35% sugar by weight

NC

+

+

+

+ vit

Heart Check

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

+

+

+

Sensible Solution

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

min 10% DV

+

NC

+

+

+

+ vit

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

NC

+

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+

+

+

+ vit

Smart Spot

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ sug

+

+

+

+

+

+ vit

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

min 2 g per serving

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

GM Goodness Corner

130 cal label

low-fat label

low-sat. fat label

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

min 10% DV for GSL

grams given

min 10% DV for GSL

ESL

ESL

ESL

min 10% DV for GSL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

fat free and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

ESL and heart-healthy label

ESL and heart-healthy label

ESL and heart-healthy label

min 10% DV for GSL

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

min 10% DV

+

+

+

min 10% DV

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

fat-free and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

NC

min 5g for high-fiber label

max 0.5 g for sugar-free label

NC

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

min 20% DV for high calcium

UK Traffic Light

NC

green

green

NC

amber

NC

NC

amber

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

0 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

50 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

23 (1-100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Toasted Oat Cereal

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1 cup

100

2 g

0 g

0 mg

190 mg

20 g

3 g

1 g

3 g

10%

10%

10%

45%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

limit 500 mg per 100 g

NC

+

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

+

NC

+

+

+

+

Heart Check

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

+

+

+

Sensible Solution

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

+

+

+

+

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

+

+

+

+

Smart Spot

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

GM Goodness Corner

100 cal label

max 3 g per 50 g for low-fat label

low sat. fat

low chol.

NC

net carbs given

GSL

grams given

min 5 g for GSL

GSL

GSL

GSL

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

NC

+

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

GSL

GSL

GSL

ESL

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

NC

min 10% DV

+

+

+

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

NC

min 5 g for high-fiber label

max 0.5 g for sugar-free label

NC

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

high-calcium and heart-healthy label

UK Traffic Light

NC

amber

green

NC

amber

NC

NC

green

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

2 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

84 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

37 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Sweetened Toasted Oat Cereal

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

3/4 cup

110

1.5 g

0 g

0 g

190 mg

22 g

2 g

9 g

3 g

10%

10%

25%

10%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

max 500 mg per 100 g

NC

+

limit 28 g per 100 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

min 10% DV

+

NC

+

+

+

+

Heart Check

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

+

+

+

Sensible Solution

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

min 10% DV

max 30% cal from sugar

NC

+

+

+

+

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

NC

+

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+

+

+

+

Smart Spot

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

min 10% DV

max 25% cal from sugar

min 10% DV

+

+

+

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

+

max 6g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

GM Goodness Corner

110 cal label

low-fat label

low-sat. fat label

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs give

min 10% DV for GSL

grams given

min 5 g for good source label

GSL

GSL

ESL

GSL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart- healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

GSL and heart-healthy label

GSL and heart-healthy label

ESL and heart-healthy label

GSL and heart-healthy label

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

min 10% DV

+

+

+

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

NC

min 5 g for high fiber label

max 0.5 g for sugar-free label

min 10% DV for GSL

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

UK Traffic Light

NC

amber

green

NC

amber

NC

NC

red

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

1 star (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

49 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

27 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1/2 cup

150

3 g

.5 g

0 mg

0 mg

27 g

4 g/2 g/2 g

1 g

5 g

0%

0%

10%

0%

Choices

NC

NC

+

+

+

NC

+

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

+

NC

+ fiber

+ fiber

+

+ fiber

Heart Check

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

+

+

+

Sensible Solution

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

+ vit

+ vit

+

+ vit

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

+ vit

+ vit

+

+ vit

Smart Spot

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

+ vit

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

GM Goodness Corner

150-cal label

low-fat label

low–sat. fat label

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

GSL

grams given

GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium and heart-healthy label

NC

GSL

NC

GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

NC

+

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

min 10% DV

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium and heart-healthy label

NC

min 5g for high-fiber label

max 0.5g for sugar-free label

heart-healthy label

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

heart healthy label

min 20% DV for high calcium

UK Traffic Light

NC

amber

green

NC

green

NC

NC

green

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

3 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

22 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

57 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Instant Plain Oatmeal

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1 packet

100

2 g

0 g

0 mg

80 mg

19 g

3 g/1 g

0 g

4 g

20%

0%

40%

10%

Choices

NC

NC

+

+

+

NC

+

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

+

NC

+

+ vit

+

+

Heart Check

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

+ vit

+

+

Sensible Solution

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

+

+ vit

+

+

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

+

+ vit

+

+

Smart Spot

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+

+

+ sug

+

+ vit

+

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

GM Goodness Corner

100 cal label

max 3 g per 50 g for low-fat label

low-sat. fat label

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

GSL

grams give

min 5 g for GSL

ESL

min 10% DV for GSL

ESL

GSL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium and heart-healthy label

NC

GSL

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

+

min 10% DV for GSL

+

+

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

+

+

+

min 10% DV

+

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium and heart-healthy label

NC

min 5 g for high-fiber label

sugar-free label

min 10% DV

heart-healthy label

min 10% DV

heart healthy label

heart healthy label

UK Traffic Light

NC

amber

green

NC

green

NC

NC

green

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

3 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

87 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

39 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Apple Cinnamon Cereal Breakfast Bar

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1 Bar (37g)

130

3 g

.5 g

0 mg

105 mg

24 g

2 g

12 g

2 g

15%

20%

10%

20%

Choices

NC

NC

+

+

+

NC

+

max 28 g per 100 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

max 3 g per 40 g

+

+

+

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+

+

+

+

Heart Check

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ vit

NC

+ vit

+

+

+

+

Sensible Solution

+

+

+

NC

+

NC

min 10% DV

max 25% cal from sugar

min 10% DV

+

+

+

+

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

NC

+

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+

+

+

+

Smart Spot

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

min 10% DV

max 25% cal from sugar

min 10% DV

+

+

+

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

GM Goodness Corner

130 cal label

low-fat label

low–sat. fat label

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

min 10% DV for GSL

grams given

min 10% DV for GSL

GSL

ESL

GSL

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium and heart-healthy label

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

GSL and heart-healthy label

ESL and heart-healthy label

GSL and heart-healthy label

ESL and heart-healthy label

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

min 10% DV

+

+

+

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

low-fat and heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium and heart-healthy label

NC

min 10% DV for high-fiber label

max 0.5 g for sugar-free label

NC

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

UK Traffic Light

NC

amber

green

NC

green

NC

NC

red

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

1 star (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

47 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

25 (1–100)

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1 oz.

90

6 g

4 g

20 mg

230 mg

0 g

0 g

0 g

7 g

10%

0%

0%

20%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

max 3 g

max1 g

+

+

NC

+ vit

NC

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Heart Check

NC

max 3 g

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

+

+

+

+

+

+

Sensible Solution

+

max 3 g

max 2 g

+

+

NC

min 10% DV

+

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Choices

NC

max 3 g

max 2 g

+

+

NC

NC

+

NC

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Spot

NC

max 30% cal from fat

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ sug

+

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

GM Goodness Corner

90-cal label

max 3 g

max 1 g

sat. fat too high

NC

net carbs given

min 10% DV for GSL

grams listed

GSL

min 20% for ESL

min 10% DV for GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

max 3 g

max 1 g

sat. fat too high

max 140 mg for low-sodium label

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

NC

GSL

GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

ESL

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

+

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

max 3 g

max 1 g

sat. fat too high

max 140 mg for low-sodium label

NC

min 5 g for high-fiber label

sugar-free label

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

UK Traffic Light

NC

red

red

NC

amber

NC

NC

green

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

0 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

16 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

Not determined (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1 oz.

70

5 g

3 g

15 mg

200 mg

< 1 g

0

< 1 g

6 g

2%

0%

0%

10%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

max 3 g

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ prot

NC

+

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Heart Check

NC

max 3g

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Sensible Solution

+

max 3 g

max 2g

+

+

NC

min 10% DV

+

NC

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Choices

NC

max 3 g

max 2 g

+

 

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Spot

NC

max 35% cal from fat

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ sug

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 15% DV

GM Goodness Corner

70-cal label

max 3 g

max 1 g

DNQ due to sat. fat

NC

net cabs given

min 10% DV for GSL

grams given

GSL

min 20% DV for ESL

min 10% DV for GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

max 3 g

max 1g

DNQ due to sat. fat

max 140 mg for low-sodium label

NC

min 10% DV for GSL

NC

+

min 10% DV for GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

min 10% DV for GSL

+

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

+

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low-cal label

max 3 g

max 0.5 g

DNQ due to sat. fat

max 140 mg for low-sodium label

NC

min 5 g for high-fiber label

sugar-free label

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 20% DV

UK Traffic Light

NC

amber

red

NC

amber

NC

NC

green

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

0 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

0 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

22 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Reduced Fat Processed Cheese Slices

Serving Size

Calories

Total fat

Sat. fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1 slice

45

2.5 g

1.5 g

10 mg

280 mg

2 g

0 g

1 g

4 g

4%

0%

0%

20%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

max 900 mg per 100 g

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ vit

NC

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Heart Check

NC

+

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+

NC

+

+

+

+

+

Sensible Solution

+

+

+

+

+

NC

+

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

+

max 240 mg

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Spot

NC

max 35% cal from fat

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ sug

+

+ sug

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

max 240 mg

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

GM Goodness Corner

45-cal label

low-fat label

max 1 g

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

min 10% for GSL

grams give

min 10% for GSL

min 10% for GSL

min 10% for GSL

min 10% for GSL

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low cal

low-fat label

max 1 g

+

max 140 mg for low-sodium label

NC

min 10% for GSL

NC

min 10% for GSL

min 10% for GSL

min 10% for GSL

min 10% for GSL

+

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal for low cal

low-fat label

max 1 g

sat. fat too high

max 140 mg for low-sodium label

NC

min 5 g for high-fiber

max 0.5 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

UK Traffic Light

NC

amber

red

NC

amber

NC

NC

amber

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

0 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

27 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

26 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Fat Free Milk

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1 cup

80

0 g

0 g

4 mg

125 mg

12 g

0 g

11 g

8 g

10%

4%

0%

30%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ prot

+

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Heart Check

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

NC

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Sensible Solution

No category for milk or yogurt

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Spot

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ sug

+

+ sug

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

GM Goodness Corner

80-cal label

low–fat label

low-sat. fat label

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

min 10% DV

grams given

GSL

GSL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat, heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium, heart-healthy label

NC

min 10% DV

NC

GSL

GSL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

min 10% DV

+

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat, heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium, heart-healthy label

NC

min 5 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

high calcium

UK Traffic Light

NC

green

green

NC

green

NC

NC

amber

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

3 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

57 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

91 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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1% Fat Plain Milk

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

1 cup

110

2.5 g

1.5 g

15 mg

125 g

13 g

0 g

12 g

8 g

10%

0%

0%

30%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

+

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Heart Check

NC

+

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

NC

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Sensible Solution

No category for milk or yogurt

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Spot

NC

+

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ sug

+

+ sug

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

GM Goodness Corner

110-cal label

low-fat label

max 1 g

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

min 10% DV

grams given

GSL

GSL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat label

max 1 g

DNQ due to sat. fat

low-sodium label

NC

min 10% DV

NC

GSL

GSL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

+

+

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat label

max 1 g

DNQ due to sat. fat

low-sodium label

NC

min 5 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

high calcium

UK Traffic Light

NC

green

green

NC

green

NC

NC

amber

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

3 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

31 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

81 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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1% Fat Chocolate Milk

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

8oz

150

2.5 g

1.5 g

15 mg

290mg

25 g

1 g

22 g

9 g

10%

0%

4%

30%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

max 100 mg per 100 g

NC

NC

max 5 g added per 100 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

+

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Heart Check

NC

+

max 1 g

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

NC

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Sensible Solution

No category for milk or yogurt

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

+

max 240 mg

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Spot

NC

+

max 1 g

+

+

NC

DNQ due to sugar

max 25% cal from sugar

DNQ due to sugar

+

+ vit

+ vit

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

max 240 mg

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

GM Goodness Corner

150-cal label

low-fat label

max 1 g

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

min 10% DV

grams given

GSL

GSL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat label

max 1 g

DNQ due to sat. fat

max 140 mg

NC

min 10% DV

NC

GSL

GSL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

min 10% DV

+

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat label

max 1 g

DNQ due to sat. fat

max 140 mg

NC

min 5 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

high calcium

UK Traffic Light

NC

green

green

NC

green

NC

NC

amber

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

0 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

19 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

54 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
×

Fat Free Plain Yogurt

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

227g

110

0 g

0 g

5 mg

150 mg

16 g

0 g

15 g

11 g

0%

4%

0%

40%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Heart Check

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

NC

+

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Sensible Solution

No category for milk or yogurt

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ vit

+

NC

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Smart Spot

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ sugar

+

+ sugar

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

GM Goodness Corner

110-cal label

low-fat label

low-sat. fat label

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

min 10% DV

grams given

ESL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat, heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

max 140 mg for low-sodium label, heart-healthy label

NC

min 10% DV

NC

ESL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

+

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat, heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

max 140 mg for low-sodium label, heart-healthy label

NC

min 5 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

high calcium

UK Traffic Light

NC

green

green

NC

green

NC

NC

amber

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

3 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

43 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

96 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Low Fat Fruit Yogurt

Serving Size

Calories

Total Fat

Sat. Fat

Chol.

Sodium

Total Carbs

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vit. A

Vit. C

Iron

Calcium

6oz (170g)

150

1.5 g

1 g

5 mg

110 mg

28 g

< 1 g

26 g

6 g

0%

4%

0%

20%

Choices

NC

NC

+

NC

+

NC

NC

max 5 g added per 100 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Healthy Ideas

NC

+

max 1 g per 225 g

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

+

+

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Heart Check

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ prot, vit

NC

+

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Sensible Solution

No category for yogurt

Smart Spot

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

DNQ due to sugar

max 25% cal from added sugar

DNQ due to sugar

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

Smart Choices

NC

+

+

+

+

NC

+ vit

max 12 g added per 8 oz

NC

+ vit

+ vit

+ vit

+

Canada’s Health Check

NC

+

NC

NC

+

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

+

GM Goodness Corner

150-cal label

low-fat label

low-sat. fat label

low-chol. label

NC

net carbs given

min 10% DV

grams given

GSL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

HT Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat, heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium, heart-healthy label

NC

min 10% DV

NC

GSL

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

ESL

Start Making Choices

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

min 10% DV

NC

+

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

min 10% DV

+

Wegmans’ Wellness Keys

max 40 cal

low-fat, heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

heart-healthy label

low-sodium, heart-healthy label

NC

min 5 g

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

high calcium

UK Traffic Light

NC

green

green

NC

green

NC

NC

amber

NC

NC

NC

NC

NC

Guiding Stars

0 stars (0 to 3 stars)

NRFI

6 (–300 to 900)

Nu Val

23 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
×
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Sources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations." Institute of Medicine. 2010. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12957.
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The federal government requires that most packaged foods carry a standardized label--the Nutrition Facts panel--that provides nutrition information intended to help consumers make healthful choices. In recent years, manufacturers have begun to include additional nutrition messages on their food packages. These messages are commonly referred to as 'front-of-package' (FOP) labeling. As FOP labeling has multiplied, it has become easy for consumers to be confused about critical nutrition information. In considering how FOP labeling should be used as a nutrition education tool in the future, Congress directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to undertake a two-phase study with the IOM on FOP nutrition rating systems and nutrition-related symbols. The Food and Drug Administration is also a sponsor.

In Phase 1 of its study, the IOM reviewed current systems and examined the strength and limitations of the nutrition criteria that underlie them. The IOM concludes that it would be useful for FOP labeling to display calorie information and serving sizes in familiar household measures. In addition, as FOP systems may have the greatest benefit if the nutrients displayed are limited to those most closely related to prominent health conditions, FOP labeling should provide information on saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium.

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