Some consumers often recognize the importance of reading nutritional labels too lightly, as most think that only health professionals and nutrition experts would actually benefit from them. Nutritional information is found on prepackaged foods including nutritional values, allergens, expiration date, and the origins of food items. According to an article by Nancy Clarke (Feb. 12, 2011, LIVINGSTRONG.COM) , reading nutrition labels helps manage health conditions, balance nutritional levels, maintain a healthy weight and avoid chronic diseases. These labels help compare the nutritional values of a certain food item to another product as well as to inform the allergic consumers on the nutrient contents which may contain allergens as ingredients or as traces. Labels also provide consumers useful information on food restrictions such as religious, culture, and dietary concerns. In CALCMENU, not only does it provide reliable and adequate nutrition analysis data for the growing health-cons
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