Understanding Food Labels

Finding healthy foods in the supermarket can be difficult, however being able to understand a food label is a good start when looking for healthy choices. There are many parts to a label, with the nutrition information panel and the ingredients list being the most important parts to consider.

This section will cover:

  • each component of the nutrition information panel,
  • which components of the nutrition information panel to use,
  • which nutrients to consider when comparing food products,
  • the ingredients list.

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