Nutritional rating system
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
NuVal, a joint venture of business systems firm Skokie, Ill.-based Topco Associates and Griffin Hospital, of Derby, Conn., will unveil its on-shelf NuVal Nutritional Scoring System in three U.S. grocery chains in September, according to a July 11 release. Braintree, Mass.-based NuVal aims to provide a nutritional score - from one to 100 - of all 40,000 of the average grocery store's food products in every U.S. market by September 2009. NuVal reaches a score by considering 30 nutrient factors and the Overall Nutrition Quality Index based on recommendations from a panel of academic experts convened by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2003 to improve U.S. dietary intake patterns...
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