Nutritionist Joins Calls for Jamaicans to Read Food Labels

Published: Thu, Feb 13th 2014, 00:00

Nutritionist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), Frances Mahfood, has joined the call for Jamaicans to read food labels to determine the nutrition content of packaged foods.

Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, recently encouraged consumers to pay attention to food labels, in order to make healthier choices, and eliminate the risk of diet-related illnesses. He argued that once persons are able to identify the specific calorific value of the food they consume “this will make a significant impact in their lives”.

Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on February 11, Mrs. Mahfood said that by reading food labels, persons will be better able to monitor their intake of the recommended daily allowances of vital nutrients.......