Resources

Facts About Facts Up Front

Learn the basics of Facts Up Front. 

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A Briefing for Nutrition and Healthcare Professionals

Learn how healthcare professionals can use Facts Up Front to help their patients.

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Nutrition Facts Panel Simplified

Facts Up Front provides a helpful shortcut to the Nutrition Facts Panel.

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Shopping and Meal Planning Tips

Simple tips to share with your clients or patients.

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Nutrition Information Fast and Easy with Facts Up Front

Consumer-friendly handout explaining the Facts Up Front label and basic tips for using it.

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Facts Up Front FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Facts Up Front by nutrition and healthcare professionals.

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Facts Up Front Summary

Concise summaries that nutrition and healthcare professionals can use to explain Facts Up Front.

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How to Conduct a Supermarket Tour

Helpful hints for nutrition experts conducting supermarket tours with clients.

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Industry Progress

Facts Up Front is just one way that food and beverage companies are helping consumers build a healthy diet.

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Research

IFIC FOP Labeling Consumer Research

The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) tested consumer comprehension and understanding of nutrition information presented on the front-of-pack. The study found that increasing the amount of nutrition information on the front of packaging strengthened consumers' comprehension of the information provided.

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Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

In an effort to examine the use and potential influence of food labels as a public health tool, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conducted a study on the prevalence of food label use and the association between food label use and nutrient intake. The findings of the study support previous research that observed an association between increased food label use and improved nutrient intake and healthier dietary patterns.

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IOM 2010 Nutrition Labeling Findings

The federal government requires that most packaged foods carry a standardized Nutrition Facts panel that provides nutrition information to consumers. Some manufacturers have begun including additional nutrition messages through front-of-package labeling. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) continues to evaluate front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols.

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