Can’t put a finger on how big the portions are on your plate? Get a hand on portion control with this nutrition tool. Print out the Hand Guide to Portions and hang it on your fridge.
In 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.
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.