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Reading Food Labels

'Daddy, Is This Good for Me?'

Michael Segal | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Segal

The lack of a publicly-accessible database of labels is inhibiting the innovation in the area of healthy nutrition and marginalizes the benefits of using labels by the consumers.

New Traffic Light Food Labels: Much-Needed Intervention or Nanny State Interference?

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Mark Bittman, a writer for the New York Times, is proposing a new way to label foods so that all consumers need to do is take a quick glance at the package to make an informed decision about their health.

What Food Labels Really Mean

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

For most, deciphering nutrition labels can be like reading hieroglyphics. It can be time-consuming and thankless. I'm committed to providing my readers as much accurate nutrition information as possible.

Uncovering Food Label And Nutrition Traps

Carrie Wiatt, M.S. | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Carrie Wiatt, M.S.

Understanding nutrition claims and market tricks will allow the average shopper to make quick, healthy choices without spending hours comparing labels.

10 Food Label Tricks To Avoid In 2012

Robert J. Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Davis, Ph.D.

After overindulging during the holidays, many of us have resolved to eat a healthier diet in the new year. But doing so means choosing the right foods, and too often misleading food labels prompt us to purchase items that we think are good for us but really aren't.

Hidden Sugars In Your Food

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pooja R. Mottl

We're getting way too many added sugars, and all those nutritionally empty calories can contribute, in many diets, to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease.

Do You Know What's In Your Food?

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

The grocery store can be a confusing place filled with front of package claims meant to disguise foods high in fat and sugar as "healthy." Following some simple tips may help you on your way toward being a more savvy food shopper.

The Next Big Thing For Food Labels

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

The food industry wants to come up with its own front-of-package labeling system before the Food and Drug Administration comes up with one for them.