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Use of the Go-for-Green Nutrition Labeling System in Military Dining Facilities Is Associated with Lower Fat Intake.
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PMID:  24507627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Point-of-purchase nutrition labeling is a potential tool to help consumers choose healthier foods. The objectives of our study were to survey soldiers on their use of the Go-for-Green nutrition labeling system in dining facilities and compare characteristics of users and nonusers. The study population consisted of 299 US Army active duty soldiers at two US Army installations. The frequency of use of food labels and characteristics were calculated and differences in characteristics of label users and nonusers were compared using χ(2) and regression analyses. Forty-seven percent of soldiers reported using nutrition labels to make food choices always or sometimes. Users were more likely to be following a special diet (P=0.04) and to take a multivitamin or protein supplement (P<0.001) than nonusers. Users consumed a mean of 32% of energy from fat vs 36% for nonusers (P<0.0001) after adjusting for reported use of special diets. Use of the Go-for-Green nutrition labeling system is encouraging and should be further investigated to determine whether the program is actually influencing dietary choices in broader military settings.
Joanne E Arsenault; Michelle C Singleton; Leslee K Funderburk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-2-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2212-2672     ISO Abbreviation:  J Acad Nutr Diet     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-2-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101573920     Medline TA:  J Acad Nutr Diet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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