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Reading Food Labels

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Updated January 24, 2008

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Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Label

Nutrition Label

Vincent Iannelli, MD
Food labels provide nutrition facts and information about the foods that your family eats.

From the amount of calories, fiber, and total fat grams, to the food's ingredients, the food label is your key to the nutrition information in the foods you provide to your family.

It can help you to increase the healthy nutrients that you want your family to eat, like calcium and fiber, and limit nutrients that can be unhealthy, like fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

And reading food labels can you to compare foods that you are going to buy and choose foods that are more healthy than others.

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