The expression “the bread of life” underscores the foundational aspect of bread as a food staple, a basic part of any diet. You sometimes hear about people who can easily survive on only bread and water. But dig deeper into the nutritional details about bread and you will find significant differences between one bread product and another.
In May of 2016, the country's first update to nutrition labels since the federal government started requiring them in the early 1990s, was unveiled. The idea behind this shift was to help consumers make more informed decisions about the foods and beverages they eat and drink.
With the launch of Label Insight’s Open Data Initiative in late January, academic researchers and nonprofit organizations gained access to Label Insight’s product data in order to advance critical research topics that affect today's increasingly health conscious food shoppers. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
With the launch of Label Insight’s Open Data Initiative in late January, academic researchers and nonprofit organizations gained access to Label Insight’s product data in order to advance critical research topics that affect today's increasingly health conscious food shoppers.
Healthy Food America, a nonprofit institution that drives change in policy and industry practice to ensure equal and easy access to nutritious food, held a working group in December of last year with 13 different public and private institutions (FDA- CFSAN, USDA - CNPP, Ohio State, UNC to name a few). The focus of the symposium was to discuss efforts to improve the quality and timeliness of added sugars data in the US.
Earlier this month, Label Insight announced the launch of our Open Data Initiative, which provides complimentary use of Label Insight’s product data to academic researchers and non-profit organizations. The goal of this initiative is to advance critical research topics that affect today's increasingly health conscious food shoppers. Today we’re excited to share one of the real life applications of this research.
Lots of consumers talk about eating “clean,” sticking to natural foods, and avoiding all things artificial. But finding foods that fit these parameters can be tricky because many of these attributes aren’t clearly defined or regulated.
Next week I’m speaking at the National Nutrient Databank Conference. It’s an event that brings together researchers, nutritionists, academics and government agencies with a deep interest in food and nutritional data. I’ll be talking about the importance of granular product attribution -- what it is and how it can help the food industry meet consumer demand for product transparency.