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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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Plan An Indulgent Yet Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

Chew on This By November 17, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Gourds Thanksgiving is only a week away: we know many of you are planing your menus for your family and friends. Whether you are recreating your grandmother's sage and butter stuffing or are trying the new gorgonzola cream spinach recipe from your favorite cooking magazine, one way to help you, and the people you are cooking for, maintain self-control over the busy holiday season is to have a solid understanding of portion size. Couple this with a few healthy dishes for you and your guests, and you'll be able to indulge in favorite treats and spend hours with family members around the dinner table without giving up your commitment to year-round healthy eating. read more

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