A laboratory study in which a person is fed a controlled diet and the intake and excretion of a nutrient are measured.
The amount of a nutrient that will just prevent the development of specific deficiency signs.
Food Group Plan
A diet-planning tool that sorts food into groups based on their nutrient content and then specifies that people should eat certain minimum numbers of servings of foods from each group.
Discretionary Calorie Allowance
The balance of calories remaining in a person's energy allowance after accounting for the number of calories needed to meet recommended nutrient intakes through consumption and nutrient dense foods.
Health Claim(Regulated by FDA)
Claims linking food constituents with disease states.
Nutrient Claim(Regulated by FDA)
Claims using approved wording to describe the nutrient values of foods.
Structure-Function Claim(NOT Regulated by FDA)
A legal but largely unregulated claim permitted on labels of dietary supplements and conventional foods.
On a food label, the panel of nutrition information required to appear on almost every packaged food.
Guide to Daily Value:
5% DV is low
20% DV or more is high
Compounds of plants that confer color, taste, or other characteristics.
Compounds that protect other compounds from damaging reactions involving oxygen by themselves reacting with oxygen.