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