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We have said it many times before in this column, but it bears repeating: In order to eat healthy, you have to know what you’re eating, and that means learning to read the label. It’s not that hard – really!

There is a wealth of information on the labels of packaged foods, and here’s the first tip: It’s not on the front of the package! Instead, learn to read the Nutrition Facts panel and the Ingredients list. This is where the really important information is located.

At first, these may seem intimidating, but with a few simple guidelines, you can … Read the rest

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Recent studies indicate that shoppers have a limited attention span when it comes to reading food labels. It’s no wonder – labels can be confusing!

In one study conducted by Nielsen, a leading analytics provider, 6 in 10 consumers said they had difficulty understanding nutrition labels on food packaging. In another study, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Research, only 10 percent of participants actually looked at calorie content on food packages!

So, what does this mean? As consumers, we need to understand what we are eating. Here are some tips that you can use the next time … Read the rest

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