|The Huffington Post – by Sarah Klein
Monday, February 6, 2012
Consumers today are more health conscious than ever. Nutrition trends for 2012 stress healthier, sustainable, whole and organic foods. The “slow food” movement emphasizing “good, clean and fair” food has become a way of life for many. Beyond these hot topics, mindful individuals want to make healthy, nutritious choices. Understanding nutrition claims and market tricks will allow the average shopper to make quick, healthy choices without spending hours comparing labels.
Certain claims on packaged items are regulated by the FDA. A product with the following statements must abide by several restrictions: