With obesity rates and concern about childhood nutrition, heart disease, stroke, and myriad other ailments on the rise, it is no surprise that consumers seem to be looking for that latest diet craze or fad that will give them the quick hit that they seek.

In the UK, retailer Marks & Spencer uses series of colored triangles on its Count On Us packages to indicate key nutrition attributes, such as percent of fat, number of calories, and GI level.However, it seems that consumers may be beginning to understand that there is no real quick fix. Instead, that weight loss can and perhaps should be a more slow and gradual change, accompanied by lifestyle changes, such as smoking cessation, hea…

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