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J Korean Diabetes. 2011 Sep;12(3):163-166. Korean.
Published online September 30, 2011.
Copyright © 2011 Korean Diabetes Association
Food Nutrition Information, Where Can We Get Sources of Nutrition Information in Food?
Jin Sun Choi
Diabetes Mellitus Center, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

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The prevalences of many chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, stroke, etc.) are increasing in worldwide, and the association between chronic diseases and dietary habit has been established. Many people are thus concerned with dietary habits and nutrition information. In order to prevent and treat chronic disease, it is necessary to provide proper nutrition information for foods, including data on balanced diets, adequate intake amounts and food choice. I will review the available materials (books, web-sites, smart phone applications, nutrition information labeling) containing nutrition information for foods.

Keywords: Diet; Food; Information; Education; Nutrition labeling


Fig. 1
Example of web-site.
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Fig. 2
Education resource of nutrition labeling.
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