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    USDA Food Label Guide
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    Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP posted:
    Ever try reading a food label? First, you need really good eyesight or your reading glasses. Next, you need to understand what you're looking at. Hey, before you buy a food product, know what you're getting. This is your body and you want to nourish yourself with the highest quality food you can find. This website says it all.

    It includes simple to read info on:
    Serving Size, Calories, Nutrients, everything you need to know about Daily Values, Trans fats, how to interpret that teeny tiny foot note, and more.

    The data is donwloadable. Make your own cheat sheet and take it with you the next time you go grocery shopping. Now, you're a smart food shopper!
    Dr Peeke
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    Petesaddle responded:
    Most foods say "based on a 2,000 calorie diet". It is very important to know how to interpret it. I think most people would not have an idea about how to read a food label and need to be educated more.


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