Message from Christine:
Over the course of the FOOODPICKER.org project, we have encountered some foods and restaurants providing insufficient nutrition data (e.g. no cholesterol, sodium, or fiber) and therefore have
not been able to add them to the database. This is unfortunate because with full information disclosure consumers can make better decisions (that's the hope anyway).
Fortunately, there's some promising new legislation in this arena.
Recently passed health care laws will require restaurants with 20 or more locations to list calorie content on restaurant menus and have other nutrient information (including fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, sugars, fiber, and protein)
available in writing upon request in late March, 2011. New Labeling Requirements
In my opinion, this means there will be more demand for nutrition analysis by Registered Dietitians in the very near future.
Have a great week!
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
FOODPICKER.org, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
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From: Robert D. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
Subject: blood sugar testing?
How often should I check my glucose if I have type 2 diabetes?
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