Let’s learn how to properly read FOOD LABELS!

Quick Food Label Guide

Click on the underlined link above to a super simple and quick reference when reading food labels.  It’s from Queensland Australia, but that doesn’t mean it won’t apply to labels from other parts of the world, they are usually all the same lay out.

http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/LabelingNutrition/ucm274593.htm#nutrients

If you want a more detailed look at reading food labels this government website is a good one.

Being able to read and understand food labels helps you to become a healthier consumer because you won’t be duped into buying highly processed food stuffs.  You can print out the quick reference guide and keep it with you when you shop.  Eventually one day you will remember the important percentages and your grocer baskets will be full of great healthy items!  Practice makes perfect.  Hope this helps!  Thanks and be aware and eat with care 🙂

Ref:  This is a consensus document from Queensland Dietitian/ Nutritionists Developed: August 2009 Disclaimer: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/masters/copyright.asp Review Date: August 2014