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Nutrient Warnings on Unhealthy Foods

Citation

Hall, Marissa G. & Grummon, Anna H. (2020). Nutrient Warnings on Unhealthy Foods. JAMA, 324(16), 1609-1610.

Abstract

Poor diet is one of the leading contributing factors for death in the US and worldwide. Unhealthy diets, characterized by overconsumption of ultraprocessed foods and sugary drinks, increase the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. A nutrient warning policy is a common sense response to rising rates of diet-related disease. The US should require prominent warning labels on the front of product packaging to alert consumers when food products contain high levels of unhealthy nutrients.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.18941

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Commentary

Year Published

2020

Journal Title

JAMA

Author(s)

Hall, Marissa G.
Grummon, Anna H.

Continent/Country

United States of America

State

Nonspecific