March 2015 Issue

How to Decipher Supermarket Shelf Nutrition Labels

Let nutrition shelf labels guide your food selections towards better health.

Supermarkets across the country are offering shelf nutrition labeling programs, which can help shoppers more easily identify the best food choices. These nutrition shelf labeling programs vary by retailer: Some identify specific product nutrition attributes, such as “low sodium,” while others feature a rating depicted by stars or a score. These labels go beyond front-of-package nutrition labels implemented by food manufacturers—they’re placed directly at the point of purchase, on the store shelf adjacent to the price tag, for optimal assistance. Here, EN helps you navigate these shelf label systems for better understanding—and smarter food choices.

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