Talk:Nutrition facts label
- 1 Infobox
- 2 how are they tested?
- 3 What is the rest of it?
- 4 Article title
- 5 The Canadian entry seems odd to me...
- 6 UK standard formatting
- 7 Lacks info on "2000 calorie diet"
- 8 Infobox for label
- 9 Canadian section
- 10 Fair Use/Copyright?
- 11 Article name
- 12 Looks like fiber is calculated wrong
- 13 Blacklisted Links Found on Nutrition facts label
I think an infobox should be designed for nutritional information on alot of products available on Wikipedia. Feedback anybody? --Ahmed 18:51, 20 May 2006 (UTC)
how are they tested?
can someone add information as to how the numbers/quantities are tested? are they done in a FDA-certified lab?
What is the rest of it?
If the fat, protein, carbohydrates, fibre, sodium, potassium, etc.. (Everything on the label) adds up to waaay less than the total mass of the serving size, what's the rest made of?
- Maybe the vitamins and minerals can account for at least part of that. A definitive answer would be much appreciated though. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) 06:12, 13 November 2006
- One word:
PlasticsWater. -R. S. Shaw 22:56, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
- If anyone's still interested in this question, is it possible the asker might be reading the % daily value as % of the product? If the question deals with the gram amounts, however, I have no idea. Lenoxus " * " 19:44, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
Anyone else think nutritional facts is a poor title for this article? It sounds like you can get sustenance by consuming these facts (as opposed to those non-nutritional facts). I'd think Nutrition Facts (using the standard U.S. label), or nutrition facts label, or nutritional information panel would all be better alternatives. -R. S. Shaw 22:56, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
- The article on Food energy essentially has the same content. Perhaps the two articles could be merged and rewritten. - J Raghu 16:08, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
The Canadian entry seems odd to me...
The Canadian entry seems odd to me. Why does it end: " Tyler davidson doesn't like canada". The Canadian Regulations are quite detailed and significantly different from the U.S. Regs. I would like to add more detail to the Canadian and U.S. entries. I work for a company that does Regulatory Review, and creates U.S. & Canadian Nutrition Facts Panels/Tables on-line instantly through an app server. So we can contribute a fair amount of detail. Jherzig 16:12, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
UK standard formatting
It may not specify thickness of boxes and typefaces and the like (or maybe it does, I haven't read it all), but things like the ordering is, so it is standardised.
Australia and New Zealand have similar guidelines:
- Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (see standard 1.2.8)
--ToobMug 11:53, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Lacks info on "2000 calorie diet"
In the footnotes section of many labels is "Percent Daily Values are based on 2000 calorie diet ...'
There is no mention of how this is determined, or how it relates to different people of different weights and activity levels.
here is a starting point: http://www.fda.gov/fdac/special/foodlabel/dvs.html
- That's important. Calories needs are different for people. Small and/or sedentary and/or female people needs less. Larger, athletic, male need more. So since this percentage thing is out of whack for anyone except for a tiny sliver of of people using exactly that average amount, it's all reinterpreted. Why don't they usually put "based on a 2000 calorie diet" on the label itself. I've looked at hundreds here in Canada, as a part of my nutrition class for 40 hours instruction with homework, and almost never seen it or noticed it. I presume it's very much the same case in the US. Nastajus 05:38, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
- Yeah, I did some quick calculations and the average woman in Canada (40 yrs, 5'4", minmal exercise) would have a stable BMI of somewhere between 30-38 (that's barely obese to very morbidly obese) if she were to follow a 2000kcal diet. As a woman this would've been damn nice to know before I got into the habit of following the nutrition info because I can see now that's doing way more harm than good. If they want to show percentages on the nutrition info (which is a nice idea), then they really need to have 2-3 different percentages on there. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:22, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Infobox for label
Tada... sort of. see http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Template:Nutrition. The only thing is I didn't build in the logic to dynamically add items yet, and the formatting is still a little off. But see this handy web document that gives specifics on formatting. Contact me if anyone updates my template. --RWilliamKing (talk) 01:14, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
- All I know is Wikipedia needs its own Nutrition facts label style template, for e.g., Dioscorea opposita#Nutrition_Information Jidanni (talk) 22:33, 24 December 2008 (UTC)
Are there any special provisions surrounding the reproduction of a nutritional label? In which countries? I ask both out of general interest, and for Wikipedia's own purpose, because adding copies of nutritional labels on the pages relating to specific food products might be a valuable addition to Wikipedia's content. (22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:33, 24 November 2010 (UTC))
Looks like fiber is calculated wrong
In the cheerios article, the nutrition information shows 3g of fiber is 1% of the daily fiber, implying the requirement is 300 g. This is off by about a factor of 10. I don't see any place to edit this in the cheerios article, so is this a global problem? — Preceding unsigned comment added by David Nicoson (talk • contribs) 19:26, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
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