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Understanding and interpreting nutrition information on food labels.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24641060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Health promotion is integral to the nurse's role. Increasing numbers of people in the UK are overweight or obese and are at increased risk of health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Therefore, it is essential to encourage people to make healthier lifestyle choices. This article focuses on the role of food labelling in helping people to select appropriate and healthy foods, and to understand how their food choices might affect their overall nutrition and health. Healthcare professionals can help patients to understand the information provided on food labels and how to interpret this to ensure their nutritional needs are being met.
Jane Deville-Almond; Kate Halliwell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0029-6570     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Stand     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-03-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012906     Medline TA:  Nurs Stand     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-7     Citation Subset:  N    
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