Aggregate Nutrient NuVal Nutritional Density Index Scoring System (ANDI) Developed under Created by Dr. Joel leadership of Dr. Fuhrman, chief David Katz, medical officer of director of Yale Eat Right America. Prevention Research Center.
Rates mostly whole foods Does include some processed Score is on a scale of 1-1,000 Currently, only implemented at Whole Foods Market
Beneficial nutrients (fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants) in relation to calories. Comparison of nutrient values of various foods in equal calorie portions to create 1-1,000 scale. http://www.eatrightamerica.com/nutri tarian-lifestyle/Measuring-the-Nutrient- Density-of-your-Food
Reflects nutritional values of low-calorie, high-nutrition foods. Healthy foods, such as nuts, have lower ratings due to high fat content. Idea is to get people more excited about higher rated foods that are usually passed by in grocery stores.
Easy to understand Does not take healthy fats Color-coded chart shows into account-Walnuts rank of which foods are which have healthy sterols best and stanols have a low rating due to high fat Ranks whole foods content. Takes micronutrients into Implemented only at account Whole Foods Does not include many processed foods Scale of 1-1,000 may seem difficult (most scales are on 1-100, foods ranked at 300 may seem good, but it is only equivalent to 30 or a 3 on a 100 or 10 point scale)
Rates whole foods Rates many more processed foods in relation to ANDI. Score is on a scale of 1-100. Currently implemented at Kroger and Meijer.
Factors that have a positive impact on health (vitamins, minerals, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids)DIVIDED BY Factors that have a negative impact on health (sodium, sugar, saturated and trans fats)MULTIPLIED BY “Weighting Coefficients” (food’s impact on various health conditions: obesity, heart disease, diabetes)
Focus for shoppers is on trading up within categories. Encourages the challenge of choosing the best trade ups.
Easy 1-100 scale Puts saturated fat and Canned products can trans fat in the same score as high as 100, category. not just fresh products. Full-fat dairy products Implemented in more have a much lower accessible stores such rating because of this as Kroger and Meijer May lead customers to Takes healthy fats and buy more processed findings of health foods just because the benefits from food rating seems high sources into account Focus on trading up instead of just making healthy choices
Rating of 24 Nilla Wafers This is because Rating: 8 they are now made with whole grains while Nilla Wafers are filled with sugar.
GreenGiant GreenGiant Steamable Green Spinach No Sauce Beans
Rating of 100 GreenGiant Shows that not Spinach Rating: 67 just fresh vegetables have a perfect score. Higher rating than spinach because spinach has a high sodium content
These systems are in a pilot stage They are something to be aware of in case they are implemented in more stores in the future The important thing is that clients are educated about which foods are best regardless of rating system.