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Old 02-27-2014, 02:26 PM   #11
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Ya mean like they did with the nickel candy bars we used to buy back in the day?
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:36 PM   #12
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So glad to see some movement on labeling issues... The Center for Science in the Public Interest recently published an interesting article and this image about this topic - totally worth reading, imo. After all, would it really occur to most folks that a "single serving bag" of chips is really two servings?


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Old 02-27-2014, 02:41 PM   #13
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My 9 year old daughter has been reading labels and has become very interested in nutrition. It took a while for her to understand that very concept Janet. Any normal person would assume a single bag of chips like that would be one serving.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:49 PM   #14
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Why can't we just have "calories per ounce" or "calories per 100 grams" or something similar?

This way it would be very easy to distinguish which item was more calorie dense. This would solve the problem or wacky serving sizes. As it stands you can make a muffin into two servings making the calorie count look not so terrible.

Like a muffin would be 200 calories per ounce compared to an apple that would be 50 calories per ounce (I have no idea if these are correct).
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Why can't we just have "calories per ounce" or "calories per 100 grams" or something similar?

This way it would be very easy to distinguish which item was more calorie dense. This would solve the problem or wacky serving sizes. As it stands you can make a muffin into two servings making the calorie count look not so terrible.

Like a muffin would be 200 calories per ounce compared to an apple that would be 50 calories per ounce (I have no idea if these are correct).
Now you are just being logical.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:25 PM   #16
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Why can't we just have "calories per ounce" or "calories per 100 grams" or something similar?

This way it would be very easy to distinguish which item was more calorie dense. This would solve the problem or wacky serving sizes. As it stands you can make a muffin into two servings making the calorie count look not so terrible.

Like a muffin would be 200 calories per ounce compared to an apple that would be 50 calories per ounce (I have no idea if these are correct).
That might be because then people would have to know how big an ounce of a particular food is: An ounce of marshmallows would be a LOT bigger than an ounce of an apple. I don't know if that's the reason---- just throwing out a possible reason.
I do agree though that one serving of haggis, for me, would be much less than a serving of ice cream.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:10 PM   #17
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...After all, would it really occur to most folks that a "single serving bag" of chips is really two servings?...
It does to me, especially when I tell darling Himself that he just scarfed down a bazillion calories! His reply? "Well I ate it in just one sitting, so it's one serving." Not!
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:54 PM   #18
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I think that other than children, who are at the mercy of the adults who provide their food, people know that what they are eating is going to make them fat. A person who is conciously watching their calories is going to pay attention to nutrition labels. But the people who really need this do not pay any attention to the nutritional label on the bag of chips when they're sitting there watching TV. You can't tell me that they don't know that it isn't healthy.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:47 PM   #19
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I like it.


It's easy enough to use the math so that it makes sense for your personal serving size. i.e. you might like to eat a whole (small) bag of chips at once, and I may prefer to eat it in 4 or 5 separate servings.

It's a lot better than having them decide what my serving size is.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:16 PM   #20
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I like the label changes. They make it easier to read and understand. Not a bad thing.
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