Food Label and Health
Discuss what the 5/20 rule is according to the video. Include an example of a food label from your own pantry, clearly stating how the rule applies to specific nutrients on the food label.
Outline how the 5/20 rule would be applied to at least two chronic diseases. For the diseases mentioned which nutrients should be reduced or increased?
Discuss the proposed Food Label changes outlined in the Textbook explaining how the changes would help consumers understand food labels more effectively.
Examine the food labels for three food items in your own pantry or refrigerator. Name the food products and build a list or a chart, indicating the following components:
Total calories per serving
Percentage of calories from fat
Total amount of carbohydrates (in grams)
Total amount of protein (in grams)
Total amount of fiber (in grams)
From your knowledge of nutrient intake and their associated chronic disease risk, are there changes you would make for the food labels examined?
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