New nutrition facts labels: What you should know

March 31, 2020 Swedish Nutrition Team

[5 MIN READ]

In this article:

  • Nutrition labels were redesigned to be easier to read and understand.

  • Values highlighted (including fat, protein and carbs) have been updated to reflect current scientific research.

  • A Providence clinician offers advice -- what to look for on nutrition labels and how to spot the foods you may want to avoid.

'If you’re trying to boost your healthy eating efforts, reading the labels on everything you consume and monitoring fat, sodium, cholesterol, protein, and other nutrients is a good place to start. But it’s only effective if you understand what you’re reading. The designed Nutrition Facts Label is intended to make that a whole lot easier in the future.

Here's what you need to know.

 

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It’s no secret that healthy eating is one of the key building blocks of a healthy lifestyle. But knowing how to put that knowledge into practice can sometimes be a mystery. The experts at Swedish can guide you through the fundamentals of adopting a healthy diet and give you the tools you need to make a lasting difference in your health. You can find a Swedish nutritionist using our provider directory. 

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

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The Swedish nutrition team seeks to bring you expert advice and tips on how to fill your plate with the right nutrients to fuel your body in the healthiest way possible.

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