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Alternative approaches to the calculation of nutrient density.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19019039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A renewed interest in promoting health and wellness has prompted both public- and private-sector organizations to adopt systems for rating the nutritional quality of individual food products. Compared here are three food quality scores for ranking foods. The absolute score varies by the food quality score algorithm used, but the relative ranking of foods within a food group is stable. Fruits and vegetables are substantially more nutrient-dense than items from other food groups. There is an imperative need for a simple, consistent method to guide consumers in making healthier food choices.
Authors:
Eileen Kennedy; Patrick Racsa; Gerard Dallal; Alice H Lichtenstein; Jeanne Goldberg; Paul Jacques; Raymond Hyatt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition reviews     Volume:  66     ISSN:  1753-4887     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr. Rev.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-21     Completed Date:  2009-02-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376405     Medline TA:  Nutr Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  703-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA. eileen.kennedy@tufts.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Algorithms
Choice Behavior
Food / classification*,  standards*
Fruit
Health Promotion / methods*
Humans
Nutritive Value*
Vegetables

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