How It Works

Expert Tip

The best way to use the  NuVal® System is to “trade up” from what you're currently eating to a higher scoring product. Even the smallest jump in scores can have an impact on your health.

Nutrition By The Numbers

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Fact panels, package labels, nutrition reports.  There has to be a better way to make decisions about the foods you eat.  Now there is: the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System.

The NuVal System does the nutritional heavy lifting so you don’t have to.  Developed by an independent panel of nutrition and medical experts, the System helps you see – at a glance – the nutritional value of the food you buy.

How? The NuVal System scores food on a scale of 1-100. The higher the NuVal Score, the better the nutrition. It’s that simple. And it’s coming to every aisle of your favorite grocery stores – right there on the shelf tag.  Now you can compare overall nutrition the same way you compare price. You can even compare apples and oranges.

For a brief overview of our system that's ready to print, check out our new brochure.  For tips on how to use the NuVal System, visit Shop with the NuVal System. To find out which stores currently carry NuVal Scores, go to Where to Find the NuVal System.


How the Scoring Works

NuVal Scores summarize comprehensive nutritional information in one simple number between 1 and 100.  Each NuVal Score takes into account more than just the nutrition fact panel.  It considers 30-plus nutrients and nutrition factors – the good (protein, calcium, vitamins) and the not-so-good (sugar, sodium, cholesterol).  And then it boils it down into a simple, easy-to-use number; a number you can trust to make better decisions about nutrition in just a few seconds.


There’s a lot more to the science behind the NuVal System than what we’ve explained here.  To learn more about it – and the independent panel of nutrition and medical experts who developed it – visit The Science Behind The NuVal System.


For a list of frequently asked questions about The NuVal System, please download our FAQ document.