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Title:Nutrition Facts: Reading Labels Makes Sense
Pub. date: November 2007
Edition: 1st
Includes: Includes DVD.
Audience: Multiple Audiences, adult, Hispanic
Language: English and Spanish
Description:Nutrition Facts: Reading Labels Makes Sense is a video that teaches participants how to read and understand nutrition labels.
Funding Source: Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue Extension, and Ag Communications, Purdue University
Developer: Angie Abbott, Melissa, Maulding, and Jamie Loizzo
Organization: Purdue Extension
Length: English 15 min, Spanish 17 min.
Assessment instrument Used? no
Use Restrictions: May not copy.
Reviewers Comments: This video is filmed in a supermarket so users should note that brand names and products are featured considerably. It includes a brief explanation of the vitamins and minerals that appear on the food label and discusses their role in a healthy diet, as well as the importance of physical activity. The method instructs participants to ignore the sugar content of foods, because it does not account for natural sugars, and asks them to only look at either total fat or calories (but not both).
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Purdue Agricultural Communication - Media Distribution Center
    Mail: 231 S. University St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2094
    Phone: 888-EXT-INFO (398-4636) or 765-494-6794
    Fax: (765) 496-1540
    Order URL:Web Address
    Cost: 20.00 per DVD
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:20% off 15 DVD's or more

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