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Take time to read food labels

Nutrition facts labels are intended to guide consumers in choosing and using food products wisely. Many times, the label is overlooked until after unnecessary calories, cholesterol, fat, sodium or sugar has been consumed. It’s a good idea to take the time to read labels first, checking serving size and calorie content.
Information from Tanda Kidd, who is a Nutrition Specialist with K-State Research and Extension, puts it in perspective. “Imagine, for example, a thirsty teen who downs a 20 ounce bottle of pop – the equivalent of two and a half 8 ounce servings – before reading the nutrition facts label ...

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