Counting calories : caveat emptor.
Objective.-To determine the accuracy of caloric labeling of « diet » and « health » foods and whether the accuracy differs for certain categories of food suppliers.
Design.-Survey; « diet
» and « health » foods were analyzed via bomb calorimetry and categorized as regionally distributed, nationally advertised, or locally prepared.
Foods were sampled from retail merchants throughout the borough of Manhattan,
Sample.-A convenience sample of 40 food items including regionally distributed (n=12), nationally advertised (n=20), and locally prepared items (n=8).
Main Outcome Measures.-Number of kilocalories per item and number of kilocalories per gram.
Results.-All locally prepared foods had more actual than labeled kilocalories.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Alimentation, Régime alimentaire, Monitorage, Calorie, Etiquetage, Aliment
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Feeding, Diet, Monitoring, Calorie, Labelling, Food
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0004497
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.