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Authors

  1. Crockett, Susan J. PhD, RD, FADA
  2. Tobelmann, Rosemary C. MS, RD
  3. Albertson, Ann M. RD, LD
  4. Jacob, Brenda L. MPH, RD, LD

Abstract

Nutrition scientists in the food industry use nutrition monitoring data in a variety of ways that include developing nutrition communications for consumers and health professionals, guiding product development and reformulation, and applying research applications. Continuous nutrition monitoring is essential to influence positively the nutrient content of the food supply and meet the changing nutrition needs of the population. This article reviews food industry application of nutrient intake information and provides specific examples of use.