Are online grocery stores being designed to support consumer nutrition information needs?

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With a steady growth in online grocery shopping, a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, examines the availability of nutrition-related information on leading grocery store websites.

Researchers from the University of Minnesota assessed 12 US grocery websites and evaluated the availability of nutrition-related features for 26 different food items on leading grocery store websites. Nutrition facts panels and ingredient statement information were available for 85 percent of the packaged foods and nutrition facts panel information was accessible within one click of the product page for the majority of food items. However, nutrition facts panels and ingredient statement information were not universally available for food items for which labeling on product packaging is mandatory, and this information was not always easily accessed or legible.

Additionally, research found that most online stores offer the ability to filter food search results based

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CSI launches free online-learning program designed for teachers and parents | Southern Idaho Education

The learning modules include videos, documents, slide presentations, smart cards and ideas for teachers and parents to implement remote learning with their student.

Some of it is more suitable for teachers and contains detailed information and uses educational terms and jargon.

Other parts, such as the parent video, are more easily accessible. The parent video introduces a few terms that may be new to parents, such as classroom management. The video introduces the concept of building routines and setting up a kid’s classroom environment so they can learn. Then it points viewers to a more detailed module or cluster with additional information.

“We just want to be part of the answer and part of the stress relief and we feel like we have the mission and the capacity to do it,” Linder said.

The program is available online and is free for any Idaho teacher or parent or member of

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