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Reading Food Labels

Reading food labels is an important skill to help you identify what and how much of something is going into your body when you eat.

Food labels may at first seem overwhelming and confusing. However, food labels can actually be simple once you know a little bit about them.

There are three places to find information on packaged foods:

  1. list of ingredients. Learn how to read a list of ingredients »
  2. nutrition facts. Learn how to read nutrition facts and what to look for in the foods you choose »
  3. nutrition claims. Learn what nutrition claims mean »

Like any new skill, when you start to learn how to read a food label it may take a bit longer. With practice you will become faster and empowered with your new knowledge.

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