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National Policy and Legal Analysis Network. 2014. Model legislation requiring a safety warning for sugar-sweetened beverages. Oakland, CA: ChangeLab Solutions, 33 pp., plus appendix (14 pp.).

Annotation: This document provides model legislation for states implementing a policy requiring a safety warning on sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) containers and packaging. Contents include model legislation to assist states seeking to increase consumer awareness about the health risks of consuming SSBs and to help them to make informed choices. An accompanying set of evidence-based facts that support the legislation is also available.

Contact: ChangeLab Solutions, 2201 Broadway, Suite 502, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone: (510) 302-3380 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Food labeling, Health behaviors, Health policy, Nutrition, Policy development, Public awareness campaigns, Public policy, Regulations, State legislation, Sugar

Kleinman RE, ed. 2013. Pediatric nutrition handbook. (7th ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 1477 pp.

Annotation: This handbook is intended to serve as a ready reference for practicing clinicians on the requirements and metabolism of specific nutrients, methods of assessing nutrition status, and the nutrition support of healthy infants, children, and adolescents, as well as children with acute and chronic illness. Topics that arise frequently in pediatric practice, such as breastfeeding, the impact of diet on long-term health, the use of fast foods and vegetarian diets, food technology and novel foods or ingredients that may become available to consumers, and food labeling are also covered in individual chapters.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-816-3.

Keywords: Acute diseases, Adolescents, Child health, Child nutrition, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Food, Food labeling, Food preferences, Infant nutrition, Manuals, Nutrients, Nutrition assessment, Nutritional status, Pediatrics, Technology, Vegetarianism

Sims J, Mikkelsen L, Gibson P, Warming E. 2011. Claiming health: Front-of-package labeling of children's food. Oakland, CA: Prevention Institute, 10 pp.

Annotation: This report examines whether the front-of-package (FOP) labels on grocery store products marketed to children promote foods that are healthful. Topics include nutritional content, caloric sweeteners, and whole food ingredients in children's products containing FOP labeling; products that failed to meet nutrient criteria; and artificial food dyes in study products. Recommendations and conclusions are also presented.

Contact: Prevention Institute, 221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607, Telephone: (510) 444-7738 Fax: (510) 663-1280 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Food labeling, Health promotion, Market research, Nutrients, Nutrition policy

Missenberg SK, Bogle M, Wright AC. 1995. Quick meals for healthy kids and busy parents: Wholesome family recipes in 30 minutes or less from three leading child nutrition experts. Minneapolis, MN: Chronimed Publishing, 244 pp.

Annotation: The goals of this book are to help parents plan quick and healthful meals, provide fun and interesting recipes, help organize and simplify menu planning and food shopping, and give information on healthful eating. Most of the recipes can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. The first section includes nutrition information, including the food pyramid, nutrient labeling, and a discussion of fat in the diet. In the second section, each recipe includes an extensive nutrient analysis.

Contact: John Wiley and Sons, Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: Web Site: $12.95 plus $4.00 or 7 percent shipping and handling.

Keywords: Child nutrition, Fats, Food labeling, Food pyramid, Menu planning, Nutrients, Nutrition, Parents, Recipes

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. [1987]. Food protection unicode. Washington, DC: Food and Drug Administration, 113 pp.

Annotation: This document is a draft of the proposed food protection unicode of the Food and Drug Administration. The draft combines food codes for food service, food vending, and retail food stores in order to eliminate duplication and redundancy. Included in the unicode are provisions relating to protection against contamination; design, construction and operation and maintenance of equipment and utensils; cleaning and protection of equipment and utensils; water, liquid waste and refuse; physical facilities; and poisonous/toxic materials, first aid supplies, medicinal and cosmetics.

Keywords: Codes, Food handling, Food labeling, Food safety

Fisher KD, Talbot JM, Carr CJ. 1977. A review of foods for medical purposes: Specially formulated products for nutritional management of medical conditions. Bethesda, MD: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, Life Sciences Research Office, 93 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews special dietary products intended for use under medical supervision. The nutritional rationale for use and examples of their utility in the nutrition of patients with medical, surgical, and traumatic conditions are presented. An inventory of available products is presented as well. A section on suggested guidelines on the composition, labeling and use of medical foods is included.

Contact: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 634-7000 Fax: (301) 634-7001 E-mail: Web Site: Price unknown. Document Number: NTIS PB 270-369.

Keywords: Food labeling, Nutrition, Treatment


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.