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3 Reasons Why You Should Care About the New Food Label

Chew on This, Keeping It Fresh By May 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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First Lady Michelle Obama announced last week that for the first time in several years the food label is getting a facelift, woohoo! The food label, also known as the Nutrition Facts Panel, is there to help you make more informed choices when choosing what food to buy and eat. Food manufacturers have the next two years to change up the labels on the food they make to follow the new guidelines. Here are the top three things to get excited about!

Oh hey there Added Sugars!

Added sugars are a hot topic right now but it’s pretty tough to tell how much added sugar is in your food. Until now. The new labels (you’ll be seeing them by 2018) will have the grams of added sugar called out. Soon you’ll get to see how much sugar (and salt and fat) is in your food. In case you aren’t sure how many grams of sugar is ok to eat, the label also includes a percent daily value. Just remember, less is more with added sugars! read more

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My Super Bowl Food Game Plan

Keeping It Fresh By February 6, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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Let’s be honest, the Super Bowl is mostly about commercials, friends, and good food, right? There are definitely some hardcore football fans who want to watch the game but most people are interested in everything else. By some estimates the average person eats almost 2400 calories over the course of the game. (Check out the infographic for how long you would have to exercise to burn to work off all those calories). That doesn’t even include the other meals you ate that day … that is a lot of calories! Be a mindful eater during the game to calories eaten in check and surround yourself with tasty lower calorie choices to limit the chances of overeating. Here is a my game plan, menu if you will, of Super Bowl foods. It’s full of classics and new favorites so you have something for everyone. read more

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Hangry? Grab a high protein snack to carry you to the next meal!

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By June 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

This post was written by our fantastic dietetic intern Addison Ford.

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If you are not familiar with the term “hangry,” I am sure you have either experienced it yourself OR been on the receiving end of a hangry individual. Hangry = hungry + angry. Basically it’s those people who wait too long in between meals or choose the wrong type of snack so their blood sugar gets out of whack and they can become hangry… So don’t poke the bear unless you have a high protein snack in hand! read more

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How Many Calories Do You Really Need?

Chew on This By September 2, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

 
Dreamstime_s_13876852If you're like most Americans, chances are you turn to a product's nutrition label for guidance on whether or not it's good for you. A 2010 American Dietetic Association study (with over 10,000 participants) found that 61.6 percent of respondents regularly examined the Nutrition Facts Panel. And with 2011 marking the 20th anniversary of required nutrition labels on products, most of us have gotten pretty good at scanning the label to find out the calories, fat, sugar, and vitamin content in our favorite foods. read more

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Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, Part 2: Watch Your Calorie, Sodium, and Added Sugar Intake

Foodamentals By June 16, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Myplate_white Last week, I introduced the USDA's new MyPlate program and discussed ways to choose healthy foods in each food group (check out the post here if you missed it). This week in Part 2 of Maximizing MyPlate Guidelines, I'll dive deeper into new recommendations for calories, sodium, and added sugar intake.

We here at ShopWell applaud the USDA for creating straightforward, actionable guidelines to help us reach our food and nutrition goals.  The information found at ChooseMyPlate.gov brings one's attention back to foods at each meal by asking Americans to fill a quarter of their plates each with vegetables, fruits, protein, and grains and have a serving of dairy on the side. read more

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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010: Start making changes today using ShopWell

Around the Table, Foodamentals By February 1, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

On Monday, the USDA and HHS announced the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. We here at ShopWell are excited by this focus on nutrition. We take guidelines like these seriously and incorporate them into our site, making them actionable. So take a moment and ask yourself: am I doing all I can to stay healthy?

If not, here are some great ways to use ShopWell to get you started making dietary changes today.

Calories in should equal calories out:

PNLTo maintain a healthy weight, it is helpful to know how many calories you burn each day, so you can know how many calories you should take in. read more

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