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Choices Poland takes part in Food Market Retail Forum

May 10th, 2012

On 4 October 2011, Choices Poland (Wiem, co wybieram) will take part in the fourth annual Food Market Retail Forum.

This is a key event for the Polish food and commercial sector, which will bring together representatives from food industry and policy makers. Here, they will discuss the benefits of Poland's food retail market as it currently stands, as well as the directions and opportunities to take both nationally and abroad. As an official partner, Wiem, co wybieram will be present at the event with a stand.

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Does a diet that complies with the criteria of front-of-pack-labels help reduce cholesterol levels?

May 10th, 2012

On 16 November 2011, the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition published an article highlighting a recent modelling study assessing whether the consumption of a diet complying with front-of-pack label criteria could help reduce cholesterol levels.

National food consumption and food composition data were used to estimate the nutrient intake of the Dutch adult population (18–70 years) before and after replacing foods that did not comply with the Choices front-of-pack label criteria. Different scenarios were established, and tested by meta-analyses' equations that calculate how blood lipids are affected by changes in diet composition.

Independently of all other positive health outcomes, the results suggest that that the consumption of foods complying with the Choices criteria could contribute moderately to reducing cardiovascular risk by lowering blood lipid levels.

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FLABEL Project releases final results

May 10th, 2012

The Food Labelling to Advance Better Education for Life (FLABEL) project has released its final results. These show that despite an ample amount of easily understood nutrition information on food labels in Europe, a certain lack of motivation and attention by consumers prevents these labels from having a positive impact on food choices. Learn more about the project and its results.

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