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Nutrition titbits

How to read food labels

Pat Phillips, Melissa Carapetis, Connie Stanton

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Abstract

Knowing how to interpret the information contained on food labels allows consumers to make informed choices.

Article Extract

A healthy lifestyle is the cornerstone of self-management in many chronic diseases. Long lasting changes in lifestyle are, however, often difficult to make. Changing to a healthier diet may be made more difficult by conflicting messages given about foods by the media, the supermarkets and even food packaging.

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