Nutrient-Rich Foods: Applying Nutrient Navigation Systems to Improve Public Health

Authors

  • A. Drewnowski,

    1. Author Drewnowski is with Univ. of Washington Center for Obesity Research, 305 Raitt Hall, Box 353410, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, U.S.A. Author Fulgoni is with Nutrition Impact, LLC, 9725 D Drive North, Battle Creek, MI 49014, U.S.A. Author Young is with Natl. Cattlemen's Beef Assn., 9110 East Nichols Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO 80112, U.S.A. Author Pitman is with FoodMinds, LLC, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Direct inquiries to author Drewnowski (E-mail: adamdrew@u.washington.edu).
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  • V.L. Fulgoni,

    1. Author Drewnowski is with Univ. of Washington Center for Obesity Research, 305 Raitt Hall, Box 353410, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, U.S.A. Author Fulgoni is with Nutrition Impact, LLC, 9725 D Drive North, Battle Creek, MI 49014, U.S.A. Author Young is with Natl. Cattlemen's Beef Assn., 9110 East Nichols Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO 80112, U.S.A. Author Pitman is with FoodMinds, LLC, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Direct inquiries to author Drewnowski (E-mail: adamdrew@u.washington.edu).
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  • M.K. Young,

    1. Author Drewnowski is with Univ. of Washington Center for Obesity Research, 305 Raitt Hall, Box 353410, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, U.S.A. Author Fulgoni is with Nutrition Impact, LLC, 9725 D Drive North, Battle Creek, MI 49014, U.S.A. Author Young is with Natl. Cattlemen's Beef Assn., 9110 East Nichols Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO 80112, U.S.A. Author Pitman is with FoodMinds, LLC, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Direct inquiries to author Drewnowski (E-mail: adamdrew@u.washington.edu).
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  • S. Pitman

    1. Author Drewnowski is with Univ. of Washington Center for Obesity Research, 305 Raitt Hall, Box 353410, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, U.S.A. Author Fulgoni is with Nutrition Impact, LLC, 9725 D Drive North, Battle Creek, MI 49014, U.S.A. Author Young is with Natl. Cattlemen's Beef Assn., 9110 East Nichols Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO 80112, U.S.A. Author Pitman is with FoodMinds, LLC, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Direct inquiries to author Drewnowski (E-mail: adamdrew@u.washington.edu).
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Abstract

ABSTRACT:  The American diet is high in calories, but low in nutrients. To help consumers obtain more nutrition from the calories they consume, research is underway to develop a nutrient profiling approach that can be used to evaluate individual foods and help people build healthful diets. A nutrient profiling system that rates individual foods based on their nutrient content needs to be both science-driven and user-friendly, allowing consumers to make more healthful food choices within and across all the food groups. A recent survey, commissioned by the Nutrient Rich Food Coalition, reveals that the majority of consumers and nutrition professionals believe that better information about a food's total combined nutrient content would be effective and useful in helping them make more nutrient-rich food choices.

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