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Read Labels

One of the best ways to be mindful of what you and your family are eating is to become a label reader.

New vs Old:

What’s the difference?

In 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved changes to the Nutrition Facts label. The changes incorporated relevant scientific information related to the link between diet and chronic diseases. The updated Nutrition Facts label helps consumers better understand what is in their food to help them make informed food choices.

Use the ingredients list in addition to the Nutrition Facts label to better understand what’s in your food and to help you make mindful choices.

Ingredients are listed in order of weight, with the ingredient present in the largest amount by weight listed first.

Use the ingredient list to help you select whole-grain foods as well as foods low in added sugar.