Shop Healthy with Facts Up Front!
Healthy meals start at the grocery store. Making a shopping list at home is very helpful, but knowing how to shop at the grocery can really bring healthy into your home. The outer aisles of the grocery store contain fresh fruit and produce, meats, dairy, and egg products. These items are usually in their original produced state, without added sugars and fats. Once you step into the inner aisles, know how to read food labels to be aware of calories and nutrition value of foods.
Many manufacturers are placing “Facts Up Front” on products. Here, on the front of food boxes and containers, you will find a summary of the calories, fats, sugar, and sodium per servings. Some manufacturers will list addition nutrients, such as vitamins A and C, or potassium, etc. This is a great way to capture nutrition information quickly. For more detailed information, locate the food label on the product or package, and read the Nutrition Facts. Stay tuned for more label reading information in next week’s Market Basket Nutrition Corner by Carolyn Bell, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.