How to Use Nutrition Labels to Make Better Choices

Most people want to make better choices when it comes to their diets, especially those who suffer from chronic diseases like congestive heart issues and diabetes. Learning how to read food labels to make those better choices can seem confusing at first, but if you know what to look for, labels can be your best guide in deciding which foods are best for your health.

 March is National Nutrition Month, an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that spotlights the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. So, with the help of our friends at the National Institutes of Health and the FDA, here are some tips on how to make food labels your roadmap to healthier eating. More...