Eat Smart with Nutrition Labels

How often do you read food nutrition labels? And when you read them, do you understand what they mean? Those who have food allergies are very aware of reading labels for ingredients, however we can all benefit by knowing what we're about to put into our bodies! Shopping the perimeter of the grocery store is a great way to end up with healthier choices in your cart, but knowing how to read the labels for prepackaged food can help with good choices in the middle of the store as well. Let's face it, we're probably not going to live on ALL fresh fruits and veggies, so knowledge is power when it comes to all the other food options! Here's a helpful resource provided by The American Heart Association to give you an understanding of how to make healthier choices at the grocery store...

The Nutrition Facts label can help you make healthier choices. Use it! Here’s what to look for:

Start with serving information. This will tell you the size of a single serving and how many servings are in the package.