Debbie M.BlossomingLevel 46
I read a lot of labels at the supermarkert. However, it really does ring true that you shoud read the front AND back of the boxes.
Recently, I really wanted something chocolate,so I ventured into the cake Isle. I found a box of brownie mix that said, "Low Fat" on the front. I turned the box around and read the back. While there was less fat by like 3 grams, there was more sugar and more calories ...see more
I do this all the time, sometimes what I read makes me put the item back on the shelf,and not buy it.
Write a reminder on your grocery list to read the packaging
- front & back - of two items that you purchase on your next
shopping trip. Keep in mind that the bigger the promises
on the front of the box, the closer you should read the fine
print on the back!
Food makers are very in tune with what people are trying to eat
/ avoid eating to stay healthy. As a result, ...see more
Anna M.SproutingLevel 56
I always read food labels. I find it comical that a certain food claims to be only 120 alories, but the serving size is unrealistic. Like some heat and eat meals, the Sodium is outrageous, and the serving size is only half a pack. who is really goint to eat only half? Thats why its so important check not only the claories and sodium, but the serving size as well.
Mary S.SproutingLevel 57
I like what the intro. says: "the bigger the promises on the front of the box, the closer you should read the fine print on the back!" I do this routinely with an iphone app called Shopwell. It scans the barcodes of items & gives me all the info from the back in a format I can see without my glasses. It also tells me if a product is a match based on parameters that I have set. It also tells me ...see more
Gina J.BlossomingLevel 48
I am a chronic label reader, sometimes to the point of being annoying to other people. I attended an Academy Awards party in Madison, WI last weekend, and couldn't stop myself from reading the ingredients list on a box of crackers someone brought. Shame. But hey, you never know where hydrogenated fats are hiding.
It's important to me to avoid hydrogenated fats as much as I can, because they're ...see more