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The Importance of Health Literacy

A recent study, published by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), assessed the understanding of the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) label among US adults. The study explored label understanding, self-reported dietary behaviors, and sociodemographic characteristics. In general, participants’ ability to interpret nutrition label information was poor. Understanding was lower among older adults, Hispanic and non-Hispanic blacks, lower income, and less educated individuals. For more information click here.