Knowledge and Use of Nutritional Labels on Industrialized Foods and Beverages in Mexico (in Spanish)

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Authors: Lizbeth Tolentino-Mayo. Sofía Rincón-Gallardo Patiño. Liliana Bahena-Espina. Víctor Ríos. Simón Barquera.

May / June 2018 – Document the knowledge and use of the information of the different labels placed on industrialized products in Mexico. For this, a subsample of the National Survey of Health and Nutrition Midway 2016 was carried out, and a semi-structured questionnaire was applied. As conclusions of the work, the implementation of a fast-to-read and easy-to-understand front labeling with nutritional criteria was proposed that guarantee compliance with what is stated in official documents and the standardization of the percentage of sugar consumption to that recommended by the WHO or to a lesser amount.

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