How to Read a Nutrition Label, Make Healthier Choices (Video)

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How to Read a Nutrition Label, Make Healthier Choices

It’s important to pay attention to nutrition labels and to understand each section. Look at the serving size and be sure you’re considering this as you look at all the other info — including calories, fat and protein.

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Remember that the items in the ingredient list are listed in a specific order, with the ingredients at the top of the list making up a higher proportion of the food than those further down.

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Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Manager in the Center for Human Nutrition.
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