Grading on the Curve

Friday, April 24, 2009


Americans overwhelmed by a glut of nutritional suggestions may have hope. The food industry is searching for a new way to standardize such information. The University of Washington's Adam Drewnowski has created his own 100-point system for rating food, which may find its way to your grocery shelves soon.

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sarah beddall

Because America is one of the most overweight nations in the world, I think the idea of standardizing nutrition in foods could be helpful. In the long run it could slow down or stop trendy diets, if it is done properly. My fear is that there will be many grading systems in different food chains causing confusion. When a consumer becomes confused they stop buying into that product. I also think it ignorant to believe this grading system would be used, especially by those who need it most. Trends come and go, bu people eat what they like. If this would leaf to a healthier America then get it out there. But I can't say whether or not it would be successful when you think of obese statistcs. At least 1 in 4 American adults are overwieght. If implementing this system changing that ratio then I think it would be worth it, but don't count on it.

Apr. 27 2009 12:41 AM

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