Healthier Food and Beverage Calculator
Thanks to support from the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), and through their commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), a healthier product calculator is now available which allows retailers, manufacturers and distributors to easily identify packaged foods and beverages that meet PHA’s Healthier Food and Beverage Product Criteria. Criteria are based on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and national expert recommendations. As the science evolves, PHA may update the calculator to align with new evidenced-based guidance. Current criteria consider both the product’s nutrient quality (including factors such as saturated fat and sodium content) and the product’s primary ingredients (such as whole grains or fruits and vegetables, for example).