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Food Labels: Your Questions Answered

Greenwood. (Q&A Health Guides). 2019. 135p. ISBN 9781440863660. $40. REF
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Though calorie counts and serving sizes are now listed more prominently on food labels, readers still unsure about interpreting the information will benefit from this latest in Greenwood’s “Q&A Health Guides” series. Brehm (exercise & sports studies, Smith Coll.; editor, Nutrition: Science, Issues, and Applications) adheres to the format of other books in this line. Following introductory material on health literacy and myths about food labels, the author responds to 38 questions about recommended daily values, transfats, total sugars, and more. Case studies explain how to use labels to choose foods on a budget and avoid products with gluten.
VERDICT Concise, informative, and accessible. Consider when updating health and nutrition sections.

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