Putting nutrition scores to the test

Jan 10, 2012

There's more to grocery shopping these days because of nutritional ratings, on-label claims and even in-store dieticians. 

On this episode of Harvest Public Media’s Field Notes,  grocery shopping with a guy who doesn’t really think about nutrition, and along the way we dissect the nutritional rating system NuVal

We shopped to find out if in-store marketing that advocates “healthy choices” makes much of a difference in what someone might buy. In this case there's no one better to test out these labels, claims and scores than someone who never checks the nutrition facts.

Jessica Naudziunas reports for Harvest Public Media, an agriculture-reporting project involving six NPR member stations in the Midwest. For more stories about farm and food, check out harvestpublicmedia.org.