Tag: nutrition

New Food Labels Show What We Are Really Eating

new nutrition labelIn the coming years, you’ll begin to notice changes on the nutrition fact labels on cans, boxes and packages. From milk to flour, from potato chips to baked beans, the new changes make it easier for you to be better informed about food choices by clearly knowing what and how much you are really eating. Additionally, the labels reflect new scientific information, such as the link between your diet and diseases like obesity. Read more about the benefits of the new labels.

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The Art of Eating Produce by Season

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You may have heard a recommendation to eat seasonally or locally and wondered exactly what that meant or why you should bother. If you’ve ever purchased fresh produce from a local farmers’ market, you may know how much better it can taste. Most of us could probably taste the difference between a ripe tomato just picked from the garden and one plucked from the supermarket in the middle of winter.

But the season makes the difference in terms of budget, taste and nutrition. Read on to learn the art of eating produce by season.

Chopped, Riced and Other Convenient Ways to Prep Veggies

We all know we need to incorporate more vegetables into our diet, but many are turned off by all of that washing, peeling and chopping. Take advantage of the pre-prepped options from your local grocery store for a quick and healthy meal. In this video, Narmin Virani, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietitian, UMass Memorial Weight Center, shares new convenient ways to work veggies into your meals. This is part four of our smart grocery shopping clips.