Nutrition Business Journal

Rating the Progress of Healthier Food

Q&A with Professor Nancy Childs

NBJ: How would you rate the progress of big food corporations in offering healthier food options?

NC: There’s continuing progress, but not enough emphasis on the promotion of healthier items, either in advertising or in deals. Portion control is the most notable success. Manufacturers need to beware of exaggerated changes full of loopholes, such as claims emphasizing “one-third less” fat, sugar or salt, etc., while the product profile still nets out high in such ingr

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