CHAPTER13

What Food Labels Are Really Telling You

In This Chapter

  • What to know about the front package labeling
  • Deciphering claims about nutrients and health
  • Reading the Nutrition Facts label
  • Differences between serving size and portion size

Most people report reading food labels to make decisions about what foods to purchase. Though many people say they read package labels, when it comes right down to it, most admit that what they’re reading isn’t always helpful.

In this chapter, we walk you through the Nutrition Facts label, discuss claims about products, review definitions of labeling terms, and more. By learning to figure out exactly what ...

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