Dean Foods is making the effort to reduce their carbon footprint by using as few resources as possible and increasing the efficiency of the resources they have to consume. Their first greenhouse gas reduction goal was set in 2008 and aimed to reduce the emissions per gallon produced 20 percent by the year 2013. In 2012 the progress was assessed and the goal was changed to a 25 percent reduction per gallon produced by 2020. In 2008 the total metric tons of CO2 the company was responsible for producing was 1,616,810. By 2012 the total amount CO2 Dean Foods produced was 1,432,760.
The food industry is very keen to make health claims on food labels, and the ANZFA has considered lifting the ban that stops them from doing so. Many disagreeable claims are made regarding the ability of nutrients to prevent certain diseases. Food manufacturers are now only allowed to make the following well-established claims concerning relationships between diet and disease: ƒÞ Calcium and a reduced risk of osteoporosis. ƒÞ Fat and increased risk of cancer. ƒÞ Saturated fat and cholesterol and an increased risk of heart disease.
There are not a lot of requirements to create and market a diet plan. Many turn into fads and there are even websites that have compiled these fads for potential dieters to browse and try for themselves (Faddiet.com, 2013). The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises to steer clear of fad diets. They define a fad diet as any that claim one or more of the following: rapid weight loss, extreme quantities and/or limitation, very specific food combinations, rigid menus, or have no need or advise against exercise (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2012). WebMD also gives advice to avoid dieting that met much of the same criteria (WebMD LLC, 2012).
There can be negative and positive examples of nutrition science in various sources. Magazine articles can be a negative example of nutrition science as it is able to present nutritional claims as being supported by scientific evidence, but in fact does not have to present where the scientific findings are extracted from. While the scientific basis is examined by a number of expert scientists from the nutrition field in peer-review journals and can be rejected for publication... ... middle of paper ... ...similar weight loss. Diabetologia, 55(8), 2118-2127 Siri-Tarino, P.W., Sun, Q., Hu, F., & Krauss, R. (2014). Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease.
“Portion Size: Review and Framework For Interventions.” The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. (August 21, 2009): 58 Gale, KS State Library. 24 Feb. 2011 “The more they serve, the more we eat…” Health News (July 2006): 6 Health Reference Center Academic. Gale, KS State Library 24 Feb. 2011 Young, Lisa R. and Marion Nestle. “Portion Sizes and Obesity: Responses of Fast-Food Companies.” Journal of Public Health Policy (July 2007): 238 Gale, KS State Library.
along the United States. Both these logos inform the customer that the food item complies with the recommended criteria specified by the World Health Organization (low sodium, sugar, saturated fats and trans fats). Although these two systems are produced to inform the consumer, they are not associated in any way, as the Choices logo is not pursuing its effectiveness in the United States. The study, therefore, attempted to determine if the availability of information related to the food items increased the sales of these Choices sandwiches and soups in the work place cafeterias. The study collected data from a cluster randomized control trial of 13 cafeterias where the Choices food logo was placed on certain menu items and 12 work place cafeterias that were set as “control”, where the same items were sold with no logo on them.
by Hippocrates. He noted that milk could cause hives and stomach upset." (Gordon 72) Although food allergies are not a new occurrence, throughout time there has been very little accurate information regarding food allergies and food intolerance. (Gordon 72) What is a known fact, however, is that 12there is no cure for food allergies, so strict avoidance of food allergens is the only way to manage allergic reactions and prevent serious healt... ... middle of paper ... ... just may be a day when food-allergic customers can dine out and eat in peace. Works Cited Book: Buist, Robert.
USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service determines any “food item” is eligible for SNAP purchasing including breads, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, poultry, dairy products, soft drinks, candy, cookies, ice cream, bakery cakes, and ener... ... middle of paper ... ...u.edu:2079/10.1016/j.jneb.2010.06.001 Jilcott, S. B., Wall-Bassett, E. D., Burke, S. C., & Moore, J. B. (2011). Associations between food insecurity, supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits, and body mass index among adult females. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 111(11), 1741-1745. doi:http://ezproxy.twu.edu:2079/10.1016/j.jada.2011.08.004 Plumer, B.
76-84, 174 Carole Davis and Etta Saltos, Dietary Recommendations and How They Have Changed Over Time, 1999, from Recommendations Over Time • AIB-750 USDA http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/aib750/aib750b.pdf Ellis, Lisa. Healthy Lifestyle Nutrition. www.HLN.com USDA's new Food Guide Pyramid shockingly removes recommendation that people should limit consumption of added sugars, www.NewsTarget.com Adams, Mike. Corruption exposed: drug companies gave grants, consulting fees to panelists who issued new cholesterol guidelines that are driving demand for statins. Posted Jul 15, 2004 PT by the Health Ranger, www.NewsTarget.com Barnard, Neil M.D., Racial Bias in Food Guidelines, Magazine: Physician committee for responsible medicine.