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Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética

On-line version ISSN 2174-5145Print version ISSN 2173-1292

Abstract

ROPERO, Ana B; MARQUINA, Eva; SARMIENTO, Víctor M  and  BELTRA, Marta. BADALI: a tool for health promotion. Rev Esp Nutr Hum Diet [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.4, pp.335-350. ISSN 2174-5145.  http://dx.doi.org/10.14306/renhyd.21.4.377.

Introduction:

BADALI is a food database with an integrated website that seeks to provide nutritional information on foods present in the market, as well as training in Nutrition.

Material and Methods:

The analyzes and the training material were based on current European legislation on nutrition labeling, on food guidelines of national and international institutions and on the available scientific evidence.

Results:

BADALI was launched on November 12th, 2016 and all its content is freely accessible through the Internet (http://badali.umh.es). It was designed a tab model to collect the main information at a single glance with a multitude of links to the rest for each food, as well as explanatory or training texts. Food information can be accessed through different options. 1003 foods from 86 different brands and 10 different food groups were included. The training articles can also be accessed from the home page of the website.

Conclusions:

The BADALI Food Database complements the existing food databases and nutritional composition tables. It also improves the understanding of the possible nutritional and health benefits of food assists the consumer in the understanding of the nutritional information that is provided of food, and provides information based on available scientific evidence on the basic principles of Nutrition. BADALI is an integrated and versatile tool designed for different segments of the population.

Keywords : Database; Nutrition Assessment; Functional Claim; Legislation, Food; Nutritive Value; Food Labeling; Recommended Dietary Allowances; Serving Size.

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