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How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label

The following label-building skills are intended to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
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What's The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us? - OPB News

What's The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us? - OPB News | Food Labels | Scoop.it
What's The Most Important Thing Food Labels Should Tell Us?

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Kat Carroll's curator insight, November 24, 2013 1:33 PM

"On the other hand, it is possible, with modern technology, to make labels both small and encyclopedic. Jonathan Foley, Global Eco Guy from the University of Minnesota, says that his dream would be a bar code that you could scan with your smartphone to get details about everything in that package: all the ingredients, where they were grown, and how.

Even if most people didn’t bother looking up that information, he says, it still would be powerful. “If companies had to think about all those details, and really disclose them more, I think you’d see some pretty dramatic shifts in how they operate.”

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How a Food Label Can Help You Lose Weight / Nutrition - FitDay

How a Food Label Can Help You Lose Weight / Nutrition - FitDay | Food Labels | Scoop.it
Judging how a food can affect your weight-loss efforts can be complicated, especially with advertised statements like "Organic," "Natural," "Fat Free" or "Sugar Free." Sometimes these declarations can be misleading.
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Food Labels: What information can you trust? - The Seattle Times

Food Labels: What information can you trust? - The Seattle Times | Food Labels | Scoop.it
Food Labels: What information can you trust?
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If you need proof that you shouldn't believe everything you read, consider the food label. In fact, when reading food labels, a dose of healthy cynicism may help you be ...

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, January 21, 2013 11:40 AM

I'm still a bit baffled by nutrition labels.