Ever stare at the egg case in the store and wonder which egg is right for you? We took the time to figure out what all those labels actually mean, now you don’t have to. What some of these labels actually mean may surprise you!
At ShopWell we took a look at what people are buying at the grocery store and how much added sugar is in our grocery baskets. Do you know what are the hidden sources of added sugar in your grocery basket? The results may surprise you!
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!
When we talk to ShopWell users, one of the most common questions we hear is simply: “What do I eat?” It should be simple, but given the extent of the food-related health problems in this country, it proves to be quite difficult for many people.
Solving this problem by helping people eat healthier is our goal here at ShopWell. To give us more insight, we’ve explored what led us to this current state of grocery confusion. Turns out, it took over a century to get here!
Many thanks to ShopWell’s Head Dietitian, Marci Harnischfeger MS RD, for leading the research for the infographic and to Valerie Willis for pulling it all together with an easy to follow visual design.