New creative food label design of a food product.
New creative food label design of a food product in a given scenario.
The learning objectives for this chapter expand upon foundational concepts in nutrition including dietary requirements across the lifespan, applications of food technologies, and food labels. This assignment requires students to design and create their own version of the FDA food label for the following scenario, which includes calculating the Daily Value Percentage (DV %) according to principles introduced in the chapter.
A consumer is buying the product below. For reference, the consumer is a 31-year-old male who works as a Pilates and kickboxing instructor. He works 6-7 hours per day. He has a family history of heart disease on his mother’s side, but is healthy and has no pre-existing conditions himself.
Product Name: Protein Power Jelly Peas
5 servings per container
Serving size 2/3 cup (15 grams)
Total fat: 7 grams
Saturated fat: 2 grams
Trans fat: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 210 mg
Total carbohydrate: 18 grams
Dietary fiber: 3 grams
Total sugars: 8 grams
Added sugars: 2 grams
Protein: 21 grams
Vitamin A: 4 mcg
Calcium: 170 mg
Potassium: 210 mg
Iron: 9 mg
Students should not be copying and pasting into an FDA food label template, but rather designing their own version of what they believe is a sufficiently informational label.
Students should be able to answer the following four questions:
- Daily Values: what are the daily value percentages of the aforementioned nutrients and components?
- Nutrition Facts: what is the relevant nutritional information displayed on the label, such that consumers are able to make well-informed decisions?
- Design Choice: what are the differences between your and the FDA’s food labels?
- Evaluation: is your food label more or less effective than FDA’s, and how so?
Students should also provide an organized list of APA-formatted citations and sources.
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