Putting things in perspective : Building on our experience.
The Ceres Forum program "Making Health Claims Work, Fortifying Policy with Science-The Case of Folate". Washington, DC USA, 1995/06/14.
The science and policy underlying food labeling and food fortification have evolved over the past 30 years to a point where dietary guidance and nutrition labeling now provide consumers with highly sophisticated, very specific information about links between diet and health.
The focus was once on prevention of nutrient deficiency diseases, but today it is on reducing the risk of chronic diseases and health-related conditions.
The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, with its provisions for authorization of health claims on food labels, has provided a gateway through which a broader realm of nutrition and health information can be made available to consumers.
However, the interpretation and implementation of the health claim provisions must evolve, based on a strong foundation of supporting science, so that industry may more readily make health information available to consumers in a form that is easily understood and effectively used in making their dietary choices.
We must develop a database to support claims of beneficial effects of food components.
We must be assured that the beneficial effects are not outweighed by safety concerns.
And we must develop an environment that is conducive to conducting the research to develop these data.
This can only be accomplished through the collaborative efforts of industry, academia, consumers and public health agencies.
Mots-clés Pascal : Congrès, Article synthèse, Etats Unis, Politique sanitaire, Prévention, Nutriment, Alimentation, Etiquetage, Promotion santé, Homme, Produit alimentaire enrichi, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Congress, Review, United States, Health policy, Prevention, Nutrient, Feeding, Labelling, Health promotion, Human, Fortified product, North America, America
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