Labelling In Restaurant An Article By L. C. Savage And R. K. Johnson. L.C. Savage

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British Nutrition Foundation Nutrition Bulletin’s article “Labelling in restaurants: will it make a difference?” was written by Professor L. C. Savage and Professor R. K. Johnson. L.C. Savage is apart of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, at The University of Vermont, Burlington and R. K. Johnson is a Professor of Nutrition, at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of The University of Vermont, Burlington. The authors of this article are highly respected professors and lecturers at The University of Vermont. Rachel K Johnson has her PhD in Nutrition, from Pennsylvania State University. She is also an expert on national nutrition policy, pediatric nutrition, and dietary ...view middle of the document...

C. Savage, R. K. Johnson 332). The article continues to talk about the development of the nutrition facts label through the Nutrition Labelling and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990. The development of this act has lead to the improvement of overall dietary quality, based on lower fat intakes and higher consumption of fruit and vegetables, in the 70–85% of the American population who use the label at least sometimes (L. C. Savage, R. K. Johnson 332). Which is understandable, because if people are educated on the foods they consume and what nutrients are in them then they are able to make better decisions when it comes to what they should eat and how much they should eat. The authors stress the fact on how important it is for restaurants to go allow with this act, according to the article it is also estimated that one third of a person’s daily calories now come from food purchased for consumption outside the home (L. C. Savage, R. K. Johnson 332). With restaurants adapting this method, it would help to reduce this problem that 64% of Americans are facing. This article is rather old so that percentage may have dropped or may have even increased. However I believe that it the number would have decreased. As I stated earlier with knowledge comes the application of this knowledge, so people are more likely to change there habits if they understand if they effect them negatively. The author gives facts on how obesity has affected the United States, even going as far as to call it an...

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