The purpose of this discussion is for you to consider the changes that the FDA has made (effective 1/1/2020) to the nutrition panel of U.S. food labels and how these changes will impact consumers. Refer to the lecture video and the youtube video that is in the course content but has been copied here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4dmxIphpo8
You are to answer the below four questions in complete paragraphs. You are to use credible references and proper APA Quick Citation Guide formatting as outlined in the syllabus for both the references and in-text citations. NOTE: Five UNIQUE (do not reuse the same reference over in this assignment) reference citations are required for this written post. Be sure to use in-text citations when referring to the source.
Label your Post with the title Food Labels and your name. For example: Food Labels – John Doe
1. Do you think the new labels will help consumers make better choices? Cite one credible reference that supports the position that the labels will help consumers make better choices and one credible reference that indicates it will not. (Two references total for this paragraph.)
2. The FDA definition for “healthy” is being modified as a result of the 1/1/2020 updating to food label guidelines. Along with these revisions, the FDA has begun the process to develop a symbol that the food industry can voluntarily use to label food products that meet the updated “healthy” definition. If you were to advise the FDA on a symbol that clearly communicates to consumers that the product is healthy, what would it look like? Consider that it is a clear symbol to consumers, a symbol that is based on science and a symbol that the food industry would be motivated to include. Include a drawing of your proposed symbol. Explain why you chose this to represent healthy.
3. If a label contains 2-3 servings of a food, it will need to have second column that provides the nutrition information for the whole package. This is meant to be useful to consumers. How might this kind of information help with the obesity epidemic in the US? Use one credible reference here to support your position.
4. Do you agree or disagree with the addition of ‘added sugars’ on the label? Cite two credible sources, one source for each side of this question. (Two references total for this paragraph).