Interactive, Balanced Nutrition, Part 2

What are food labels hiding?

What are food labels hiding?
Food labels are essential tools for consumers to make informed dietary decisions, yet they can sometimes obscure vital information. This tool highlights the importance of understanding how to interpret food labels, particularly concerning sugars, salt, fat, and other less conspicuous ingredients. It delves into deceptive practices used by manufacturers, such as the use of terms like "sugar-free" and "low-fat" to conceal high levels of added sugars, sodium, and less nutritious fats. Furthermore, it emphasizes the significance of comprehending serving sizes to accurately assess nutritional content. 

By advocating for clearer, standardized labelling regulations and promoting consumer education, individuals can gain the skills needed to navigate food labels effectively, enabling them to make healthier food choices and improve overall well-being.

Follow this link to the "What are food labels hiding" tool

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