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SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March is National Nutrition Month, encouraging Americans to "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day." Now in its 40th year, this annual campaign offers important advice on healthful eating. To help you make informed food choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds you to Read the Label!
The Nutrition Facts Label found on all packaged foods and beverages serves as your go-to guide for choosing and comparing foods. Now in its 20th year, this handy resource lets you know exactly what you're eating and helps you make choices that can improve your long-term health.
You can use the Nutrition Facts Label every time you shop for food. Follow these tips to get started, and you'll see how easy reading the label really is!
Start using the Nutrition Facts Label today and you'll be making informed choices about the foods you are consuming. Identify serving size, look at calories, and be aware of nutrients – especially the ones you and your family are trying to get less of. That's how you can celebrate good nutrition every month of the year!
For more information about the Nutrition Facts Label visit:
CONTACT: FDA Office of Public Affairs: +1-301-796-4540
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