Back To Basics- Nutrition Label 101

Curious about what you should be looking for on the nutrition label when buying packaged foods? Check out this great Nutrition Label 101 for 4 things you should look for before buying something from the grocery store!

Do you remember the days when there weren’t nutrition labels on packaged food at the grocery store? I know that for a good portion of my life there weren’t nutrition labels on foods, but I honestly don’t remember those days. Perhaps because I didn’t grow up with nutrition labels, I never really paid attention to them, until a few years ago when I became a parent. At that time, the food that I was putting on the table, and nourishing my children with suddenly became a whole lot more important.

Even when I started looking at the nutrition labels on the food that I was buying, it seemed like Greek to me. Last year, I confessed to a friend that is a nutritionist that I really had no idea what I should be paying attention to on the nutrition label. I remember asking her what it was that I should be looking at on the label– Fat? Calories? Carbs? Fibre? Sugar? Protein?

I grew up during the “low fat” craze of the 80’s and 90’s so for years the fat content was the first place my eyes went on the nutrition label.  I remember buying red liquorice at the grocery store, seeing the label “fat free!” and thinking that I was making a good snacking choice! Now I know that good fat, doesn’t make you fat, and I’m much less concerned about that line than some of the others.

But seriously! What should you be looking at on the nutrition label? I recently got some insight on the subject from Health Canada and today I thought I’d share those ideas, along with some thoughts on how I read nutrition labels with all of you. 

Read on for our Back To Basics- Nutrition Label 101 plus your chance to win a $100 grocery gift card! 

Curious about what you should be looking for on the nutrition label when buying packaged foods? Check out this great Nutrition Label 101 for 4 things you should look for before buying something from the grocery store!

Back To Basics- Nutrition Label 101

Step 1: Look at the serving size. Portion control is something that I have struggled with my entire life and sometimes nutrition labels can be a bit tricky. For example, I currently have a bar of dark chocolate sitting on my desk. When I look at the calories it says 210 calories. But wait! Look at the serving size and it says that one serving is 4 squares of the chocolate. The entire bar has 10 squares– AKA 525 calories. Looking at the portion size helps me immensely because I now measure out one portion, put it on a plate and stop eating once I’m done with one serving. Before, it’s quite possible that I would have mindlessly ate the entire, 525 calorie, bar of chocolate.

Step 2: Look at the Daily Value Percentage. Check the different categories and see if each category has a little or a lot. If your favorite soup has 75% of your daily sodium intake for the day, it might be time to find a soup that has less salt. Looking at the daily percentages can also help you with your meal planning. If your morning yogurt and berries have 25% of your carbs for the day, it can help you plan out what to eat throughout the rest of the day so that you don’t go too carb heavy. 

Step 3: Look at the Nutrients. Choose foods that have more of the nutrients you want, and less of the ones you don’t want.

There are a ton of different “diets” out there that will tell you different ways to eat. From the low fat, high carb diets of the 80’s and 90’s, to the high fat, high protein diets of today. Everyone’s body is different and different ways of eating are going to work better for different people. One of my favorite cookbook authors, and the founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition Academy, Meghan Telpner, is known for her quote “Labels are for tin cans.” In other words, no one diet, can work for everyone, and instead of labeling ourselves (Paleo, Vegetarian, Vegan, Atkins, etc.) we should focus our efforts on eating real, healthy, delicious food.   

What works for me, may not work for you, so I won’t take too much time in this post telling you about the way my family eats, but I try to keep my carbs and sugars to a minimum, and make choices that are a good source of protein. So for example I would choose a plain Greek yogurt (which is high in protein and low in carbs) and add my own fruit to it, rather than choosing a 0% fat flavored yogurt, which would tend to be higher in carbs and sugar. If I make a choice that is higher in carbs, I always check the fibre category to make sure that I’m making a carb choice with a good percentage of fibre. 

Health Canada recommends that you look for choices that have a little (5% or less) of saturated and trans fats and sodium and a lot (15% or more) of fibre, vitamin A, calcium and iron. 

Step 4: Look at the ingredient list.  This one is my own addition, but it’s one that’s important to me. Look at the ingredient list and make sure you know the ingredients that you are using to fuel your own body and the bodies of your family. I try to do this as often as possible so that the majority of the food that my family is eating is “real food”. Are there times when we cheat and my kids have a cookie that I don’t recognize every ingredient in? Absolutely! But the majority of the food that comes into my house now have pretty clean ingredient lists, with words that I know and can pronounce. 

Do a bit of research, find out what ingredients are being used in your favorite foods, and make sure that you’re comfortable with the choices. 

Curious about what you should be looking for on the nutrition label when buying packaged foods? Check out this great Nutrition Label 101 for 4 things you should look for before buying something from the grocery store!

I hope that this all makes sense and gives you a good basics into reading nutrition labels! Visit the Health Canada Nutrition Facts page, Facebook page and Twitter account for a ton of great resources and information that is easy to understand and perfect for busy families! 

Please also feel free to ask any questions you may have in the comment field below! I feel like my knowledge about food and nutrition is constantly evolving and if I don’t have the answer I’d love to research it and try to find one for you. Getting my Culinary Nutrition Expert certification was such an eye opening experience and I love sharing the knowledge with others!

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Tell me… Do you check the nutrition label before buying food? What question would you ask a nutrition expert?

Disclosure: Thank you to Health Canada for working with us on this post. As with every post on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own. 

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'Back To Basics- Nutrition Label 101' have 116 comments

  1. March 26, 2016 @ 1:11 pm michelle matta

    I check some labels. Usually dressings or snacks. I don’t worry about uncommon things like dessert or appetizers. I would ask a nutrition expert about iron and how to best get it in my diet if I don’t eat alot of leafy greens.

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  2. March 26, 2016 @ 1:14 pm Wendy hutton

    yes I check the label before buying as I watch my sodium levels, and a question I would ask is what meat is lowest in fat or calorie content

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  3. March 26, 2016 @ 1:19 pm Anne Taylor

    Yes I always check labels and have been doing so for years. I would ask about how big serving sizes are for different foods.

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  4. March 26, 2016 @ 1:25 pm Brenda Haines

    I check labels often. I would ask, If I could only grow 6 items in my garden, what vegetables would they recommend?

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  5. March 26, 2016 @ 1:37 pm Bailey Dexter

    Yes, I always read the labels. With gluten intolerant and diabetes in the family we are so very careful what I buy. I would ask an expert which foods are the best to keep blood sugars down that I can cook with for gluten free.

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  6. March 26, 2016 @ 2:29 pm Andrea Amy

    I normally check the labels to look for a lot of additives etc. We don’t have any special dietary needs, but I prefer to buy foods that are not highly processed so I do look for that. I would ask what foods are good to help with swelling and bloating. Currently I use tea, but I would ask if there was something else that would help as well.

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  7. March 26, 2016 @ 2:29 pm kathy downey

    I read the nutrition label before buying food.

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  8. March 26, 2016 @ 2:41 pm Suzanne G

    I always check nutrition labels and I would like to know why so much salt needs to be added to products.

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  9. March 26, 2016 @ 5:13 pm Karla Sceviour

    I do check the nutrition label sometimes,if I am comparing products.

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  10. March 26, 2016 @ 7:11 pm Brooke Takhar

    I definitely do check nutritional labels so I can enter info properly into My Fitness Pal. I would ask if they could magically make chocolate fat-free please!

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  11. March 26, 2016 @ 7:54 pm Lushka Smith

    Yes I do check the labels. I,d ask the Expert what are the best veggies to for the over 50 crowd.

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  12. March 26, 2016 @ 8:11 pm Krista M

    I now check labels under the advice of a dietician for my son who has a higher than normal cholesterol rating. So I would ask which foods/vitamins on the NFt would be best for lowering cholesterol.

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  13. March 26, 2016 @ 8:26 pm Monica

    Yes I almost always check the nutrition labels. I would ask whymeast and poultry isn’t included in at least some part of the NFt?
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  14. March 26, 2016 @ 9:32 pm Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux

    I try to read the labels as much as possible, especially with new products. I would ask which is worse, sugar or aspertame. I have heard many negative things about it. Is there a better substitute out there?

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  15. March 26, 2016 @ 10:25 pm Jenn

    Yes, I do, especially if it’s a new product or brand I haven’t tried. A question I’d ask a nutrition expert is how much healthy fat (like that from avocados) can one have in a day?

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  16. March 27, 2016 @ 1:12 am missbobloblaw

    I do read labels, and would love to know if low fat or low carb is the better approach for weight loss.

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  17. March 27, 2016 @ 6:04 am Juliee Fitze

    I always check to see how much fat and carbs are in the ingredients Like to know the about of carbs you should have per day..

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  18. March 27, 2016 @ 8:02 am Joy

    i often look at a label before purchasing, particularly the sodium, the calories and the fat. I also look at the ingredient list, to see what is listed first.

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  19. March 27, 2016 @ 8:15 am Mary

    I always check food labels because I have a little one with food allergies.

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  20. March 27, 2016 @ 1:25 pm Tina L.

    I usually check the label especially if it’s not something we bought before. I would ask what is the best way to weigth loss.

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  21. March 27, 2016 @ 1:41 pm Rhonda W G.

    I do read the labels. I’d like to know more about going gluten free which is something I’ve started to see if my health improves.

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  22. March 27, 2016 @ 3:58 pm Nicole Jubleew

    Yes I try to look at the labels when I shop. I would ask about what “natural flavours” mean on an ingredient list.

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  23. March 27, 2016 @ 7:57 pm Lisa bolduc

    My toddler just stopped drinking milk.cold turkey. What a little.bugger. I am constantly trying to read the calcium.levels.on his foods. I would as some questions about that

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  24. March 27, 2016 @ 8:19 pm kristen visser

    I do check and read the labels now! We just started doing that a couple months ago after learning of all the extra stuff that was in some of the products we were buying for our daughter

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  25. March 27, 2016 @ 8:22 pm tonny713@yeah.net

    I read the nutrition label before buying food………… occasionally.

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  26. March 27, 2016 @ 9:03 pm heather sibley

    Yes, I check the nutrition labels. I would ask a nutritionist to help me figure out what vitamins and supplements I should be taking.

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  27. March 27, 2016 @ 10:10 pm maria

    yes i check. I would ask what is the amount of calories one should consume a day for a healthy diet.

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  28. March 28, 2016 @ 8:09 am Brenda Penton

    I always check the labels when I buy since I am trying to reduce the sugar in my diet.

    I would ask a nutritionist what they think of artificial sweeteners.

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  29. March 28, 2016 @ 8:11 am angela september

    I always look at the nutrition label! I would ask which foods are good for someone who doesn’t eat red meat, to boost their iron

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  30. March 28, 2016 @ 8:43 am Jenny

    I check labels often

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  31. March 28, 2016 @ 9:11 am Danielle

    I do check nutrition labels but I still often buy unhealthy items. I would ask about some quick healthy dinners for weekdays.

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  32. March 28, 2016 @ 9:27 am tracy k

    I check if i have time. I would ask which vegetables give you the best bang for your buck

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  33. March 28, 2016 @ 9:36 am Cassie Fancy

    I usually check labels . I would love some quick healthy recipes for a family of 5 not involving fish

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  34. March 28, 2016 @ 10:42 am Glogirl

    I occasionally check labels before buying a product. I would like to ask a nutrition expert what are good sources of soluble and insoluble fiber.

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  35. March 28, 2016 @ 11:36 am Ophelia

    No, I don’t check before buying, although I probably should. I pay greater attention to the prices.

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    • March 28, 2016 @ 11:38 am Ophelia

      I would ask a nutrition expert about the bad fats vs. the good fats…and which foods contain what.

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  36. March 28, 2016 @ 12:20 pm Judy Cowan

    Yes I do check labels before I buy food since I am trying to make healthier choices for my family. My question would be what are other good sources of Omega’s since my family won’t eat fish?

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  37. March 28, 2016 @ 12:20 pm Tammy Dalley

    I rarely check labels,!

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  38. March 28, 2016 @ 12:37 pm Travelbuds

    sometimes I check the labels but not all the time.

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  39. March 28, 2016 @ 1:15 pm nicolthepickle

    I I sometimes check the labels. I would ask what an acceptable level of sodium is.

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  40. March 28, 2016 @ 1:26 pm Scott MacMillan

    I’m very concerned with maintaining good health and always check.

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  41. March 28, 2016 @ 1:27 pm Maria

    I always read label, nutrition info as well as where it’s coming from

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  42. March 28, 2016 @ 1:30 pm Renee

    I regularly check labels and we try to limit prepackaged goods around our house. I would ask an expert about sweeteners. I use a sweetener in my coffee every day, but lately I’ve been hearing bad things about them. What’s the deal?
    Thanks for the giveaway and great post!

    Renee

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  43. March 28, 2016 @ 1:38 pm Jonnie

    Sometimes i check the label but sometimes I don’t. I would ask a nutrition expert if there is a better time fo day to eat certain nutrients, like is it best to get fibre in the morning for example.

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  44. March 28, 2016 @ 1:42 pm ivy pluchinsky

    I do read them more then i used to! it’s important to know what we are putting into our bodies

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  45. March 28, 2016 @ 1:42 pm Wendy Coderre

    I do read the labels for sure. My question is how do you know what aomething is if you can’t even pronounce it?

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  46. March 28, 2016 @ 1:46 pm Betty Spry

    I do check the labels on most new products, I am particularly interested in the sugar and salt content. I would love to ask a nutritionist what the best breakfast cereal is to eat. all of them seem to have a great deal of sugar

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  47. March 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm Lori Bosworth

    Yes, I do check nutrition labels before I purchase products. I would ask a nutrition expert how many times a week a person with a B12 deficiency can eat meat.
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  48. March 28, 2016 @ 2:07 pm Nate Fuller

    I always check when buying a new product for sure! I would ask a nutrition expert about a plant based diet.

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  49. March 28, 2016 @ 2:10 pm Amy Heffernan

    Yes always!! Its a habit of mine. I would ask how sodium effects your weight loss!

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  50. March 28, 2016 @ 2:34 pm Jo Vanderwolf

    I do usually check the labels for most things. If I’ve decided to have a treat I usually don’t though.
    I would ask what they thought the most important information on the nutritional label would be.

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  51. March 28, 2016 @ 2:40 pm Cheryl

    I do check labels quite often and would ask about how to get more fiber in my diet.

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  52. March 28, 2016 @ 2:43 pm Dana

    I don’t always check labels, but it’s the sodium I pay attention to when I do :)

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  53. March 28, 2016 @ 2:54 pm Courtney

    I always check labels. I’d ask a nutritionist how I can add more fibre to my diet

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  54. March 28, 2016 @ 3:42 pm Mama B

    I check the label on every new item I buy. We have a child with a food allergy, so labels matter.
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  55. March 28, 2016 @ 3:46 pm Debbie S.

    I often check labels especially for sodium. Some products have a ridiculous amount of sodium. My question would be: How much sodium should a person have in their daily diet.

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  56. March 28, 2016 @ 3:55 pm Jenness M

    I always check labels as I try to avoid too much sugar. I would ask about too much carbs in a diet.

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  57. March 28, 2016 @ 4:17 pm Gillian Morgan

    I always check the nutrition labels. I would ask does the amount of fibre needed change by the size of a person.

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  58. March 28, 2016 @ 4:21 pm Belinda McNabb

    I always check the labels. I have a son with type 1 diabates so we are always very aware of the carbs and the fiber content

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  59. March 28, 2016 @ 4:29 pm Julie Bolduc

    I do read the labels I have ask what my calorie Intake should I have

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  60. March 28, 2016 @ 4:29 pm Lillian Tse

    Yes I do check the labels!

    I would want to know if artifical sweetness are harmful overtime. Even if there is no real sugar it is still artificial.

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  61. March 28, 2016 @ 4:55 pm Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    we have started checking them more often – I might ask about all the different sugars

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  62. March 28, 2016 @ 5:19 pm lillianbrown@eastlink.ca

    I check the saturated fat on labels. I would ask what products should I buy from the organic section?

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  63. March 28, 2016 @ 5:40 pm Jennifer Beckett

    I check the labels when I’m trying something new for the first time, or when I’m on a diet! :-) I would ask about getting more iron into my diet (and absorbing it better).

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  64. March 28, 2016 @ 6:16 pm Jolie

    I check the labels all the time. My question would be how to add more iron to my diet since I am anemic.

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  65. March 28, 2016 @ 6:27 pm Florence Cochrane

    I am always checking the labels on products. I would ask what are the best oils to cook with.

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  66. March 28, 2016 @ 7:19 pm Lorrie Coleman

    I check some of the labels. I would ask how I can get more iron in my diet

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  67. March 28, 2016 @ 7:25 pm Christine D

    I do to a certain extent, peanut free is important for my family, otherwise I try to buy as natural as possible, less additives

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  68. March 28, 2016 @ 8:06 pm Maritess

    I do read the labels especially on new products that I intend to purchase. I would like to ask a nutritionist what are the things that I have to watch out for in reading labels.

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  69. March 28, 2016 @ 8:33 pm Josh S

    I do check the label. I would ask about what is an ok amount of sugar to eat.

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  70. March 28, 2016 @ 10:05 pm Christine

    I always check labels.

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  71. March 28, 2016 @ 11:47 pm Silvia D

    I always check labels. I would ask about best choices for diabetic meals/foods.

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  72. March 29, 2016 @ 12:06 am Amy C

    I read all food labels because of a food allergy. I would ask why there is so much sugar in juice boxes.

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  73. March 29, 2016 @ 5:11 am Elizabeth R

    Yes, I do check the nutrition labels and I would ask how to get more fibre into my diet.

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  74. March 29, 2016 @ 5:36 am Erica Seaman

    I do check the labels and I would ask what ingredients we should stay from.

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  75. March 29, 2016 @ 6:13 am lori butler

    yes I am reading labels, I would ask what I should look for to help lose weight

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  76. March 29, 2016 @ 7:24 am Robyn Bellefleur

    I usually check the labels before I buy it, but I would like to know how I can identify the sugars easier on the in the ingredients list.

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  77. March 29, 2016 @ 7:59 am SUMMER PLEWES

    I do read them but not as often as I should. I would ask a nutritionist how to find more foods that increase my b12

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  78. March 29, 2016 @ 8:48 am Laura

    Yes I check labels all the time. I look at the sugar, fiber, and other nutrients. Thanks for the give away!

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  79. March 29, 2016 @ 9:09 am Ashley Shippy

    I honestly don’t check them that often. It’s something I always wish I did more of!

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  80. March 29, 2016 @ 9:18 am Sunshine G

    I usually read labels, but would like to ask a nutritionist how to merge healthy infant foods with shortage of time, sleep and sanity!

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  81. March 29, 2016 @ 9:26 am Lucy

    I always check the label. I would ask about getting more protein in my diet.

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  82. March 29, 2016 @ 10:24 am Kim Tanti

    Yes I usually check the labels. I would like to ask an expert Why do so many foods like flax oregano ect have horrmons? Are they added for some reason. and is that why there is so much horrmonal cancer?

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  83. March 29, 2016 @ 10:26 am Lisa McLain

    Sometimes I do but not very often !

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  84. March 29, 2016 @ 10:52 am margaux retrophiliac

    I always check the label before i buy,
    i’d ask a nutritionist if they agree that sugar content should also be on the front of the package.

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  85. March 29, 2016 @ 3:32 pm Julie R.

    I like to look at the labels for new foods that come out. I’d like to know what the guideline is for protein and for salt intake.

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  86. March 29, 2016 @ 5:53 pm Holly OGorman

    Yes, I always check out labels, that being said, I still sometimes buy things even though I should not lol.

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  87. March 29, 2016 @ 6:07 pm Tracy D

    I do check labels, for sugar mostly. I’d ask a nutritionist why there are so many conflicting recommendations on how to manage nutrition. It’s hard to make sense of at times.

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  88. March 29, 2016 @ 6:13 pm jackie M

    Yes – I try to check the nutrition label before buying food – especially prepackaged or food Im not familiar with! Whats consider a good Daily Value for a woman?

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  89. March 29, 2016 @ 7:37 pm Shannon H

    I usually check it after i buy it cause i just want to get out of the store. I would ask what a good ratio of fibre to carbs is

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  90. March 29, 2016 @ 11:20 pm Amie

    I do , but sometimes i forget what i should be looking for any tips ?

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  91. March 30, 2016 @ 5:08 am Marki V

    I sometimes check the nutrition labels but not all the time. and I think the question I would ask is why is there not a standard unit of measurement eg. per serving can be all over the board.

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  92. March 30, 2016 @ 5:10 am Meg A

    Yes, I check the nutrition label and ingredients of the products I buy. I’d like to know if it makes a huge difference to eat organic food as the cost of produce is not cheap, no matter where it comes from. The process involved in certain food items actually diminishes its nutritional value, plus, there is no global standard for organic food products, Some producers also don’t bother to get the organic labelling on their crops that they grow organically. I prefer to avoid products that have questionable ingredients or processing vs relying on the manufacturer’s claim which is part of their marketing to sell.

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  93. March 30, 2016 @ 6:36 am BlessedTA

    Yes, I do

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  94. March 30, 2016 @ 9:21 am Nicole B

    I always check for calories, fat and sugar. I usually forget to check for sodium. I would ask a nutritionist what other things to watch for that are unhealthy and keep limited for a healthy diet

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  95. March 30, 2016 @ 11:19 am jan

    I usually do check the labels before buying foods I do not know

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  96. March 30, 2016 @ 11:20 am FREDERIC BROWN

    No I do not check–, wondering what I should buy in the Organic section

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  97. March 30, 2016 @ 11:56 am wobbles13

    i read it on processed foods, i would ask what is worst for you, too much salt, too much sugar, or too much fat in process foods

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  98. March 30, 2016 @ 2:49 pm masood anjum

    never checked

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  99. March 30, 2016 @ 3:58 pm Darrah Bailey

    Yes I do most times.. And Id ask why so much sodium in products?

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  100. March 30, 2016 @ 4:14 pm Julie F

    I hardly ever read labels, I would ask how I can gain weight healthily

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  101. March 30, 2016 @ 5:49 pm Wanda Tracey

    I read the nutrition labels before buying food because my husband is a
    diabetic and I have to check for sugar and salt content.If I were to ask the
    nutrition experts a question I would ask them if it is safe to use artificial sugars
    all the time.We know so little about them, so I am wondering if perhaps it would
    be better to substitute sweetening with honey because it’s a natural sweetener or
    perhaps something else.

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  102. March 30, 2016 @ 6:11 pm Heather

    I do check labels. I try to be mindful of what I feed my children.

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  103. March 30, 2016 @ 6:24 pm Suzie M

    I do check the labels & my question would be Are organic foods worth the price

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  104. March 30, 2016 @ 7:50 pm sara rai

    I somewhat check labels. I need to improve though.

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  105. March 30, 2016 @ 7:54 pm Tara B

    I currently do not read the labels. I would ask a professional – what are some of the foods that I should be eating and what are my intake levels each day.

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  106. March 30, 2016 @ 8:04 pm Nicole

    I do check the labels on products. I’d ask a nutritionist for ways to increase protein intake in kids who aren’t big meat fans.

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  107. March 31, 2016 @ 1:25 am Kris L

    Yes I do, I would ask about diabetes and feet

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  108. March 31, 2016 @ 5:17 am Heather D Sparrow

    I check the nutrition labels for sugar content mostly and sometimes for protein and carbs as well.

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  110. March 31, 2016 @ 12:20 pm Debbie

    I don’t usually check the nutrition labels. I would ask an expert if there are any safe artificial sweeteners on the market that don’t leave an aftertaste

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  111. March 31, 2016 @ 1:34 pm Monique L.S.

    I do check the labels. I would ask an expert how to have a more balance diet.

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  112. March 31, 2016 @ 1:37 pm Lisa

    I always check the nutrition label now. I used to hate grocery shopping and never gave it the time of day to check out the label but I would end up looking at it at home and being disgusted.

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  113. March 31, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Piroska

    I check the labels, but not as often as I should. I hate shopping, and reading all the labels makes the shopping trip even longer! I would ask a nutritionist how to add more protein, without eating red meat.

    Reply

  114. March 31, 2016 @ 6:28 pm lynn clayton

    i check labels on everything

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