Benefits of the NuVal® Scoring System

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Dr. David Katz, NuVal® System visionary, discusses how NuVal can help make everyone a nutrition expert.

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Nutrition By The Numbers

Test your knowledge.


The NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System helps you cut through confusing nutrition information so you can make decisions about food quickly and easily – and feel good about your choices. 


Should you buy wheat or oatmeal bread? Are pretzels more nutritious than tortilla chips? These are the decisions that NuVal scores can help you make – in seconds – as you’re walking down the supermarket aisle.


A Different Approach to Nutrition

We realize other nutrition ranking systems are being promoted in the marketplace, and we believe it is important for you to understand how the NuVal System differs.


Simple – The NuVal System provides comprehensive nutritional information in one simple number between 1 and 100.

  • Inclusive – NuVal Scores cover all kinds of food – from apples to chips and store brands to national brands – not just products from specific manufacturers.
  • Convenient – NuVal Scores are right where you shop – on shelf tags throughout the store – so you can compare overall nutrition the way you compare price.
  • Objective – The NuVal System was developed independently by a team of nutrition and medical experts and funded by Griffin Hospital. No retailers or manufactures were involved.
  • Value-focused –  NuVal Scores help you get the most nutrition for your money by allowing you to compare price and nutrition – side-by-side on the same tag.