In June 1990, the American Diabetes Association approved a food labeling position statement (1) that emphasized the following four general points: 1) food labeling must be truthful, meaningful, understandable, and complete; 2) no food should be designated or promoted as nutritionally good, bad, healthful, or unhealthful for people with diabetes; 3) education, based on principles of good nutrition and use of food labels, is essential for people with diabetes; and 4) specific recommendations for label inclusions.

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