November 18, 2015

 

Grocery shopping can be confusing! It seems like every day there are new shout-outs on packaged foods: Heart Healthy! High in Protein! Trans-fat Free! What does it all really mean? In order to know what value a packaged food provides, we must understand how to read nutrition labels. Nutrition facts are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans developed by the USDA in 1980. (They are updated every five years.) The nutrition label is also based on “Percent Daily Value” (PDV). You’ll see that the values are listed as a percentage,...

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