Do you know what was in the cereal your children devoured this morning? What about the granola bar you packed as a snack for them? When you shop for groceries for your children, do you pay any attention to the nutritional labels? If so, do you know what to look for? Nutritional food labels can be tricky, and many parents don't truly understand what items should be embraced and what should be avoided. Below are the six main things that you, as a parent, need to know about nutritional food labels.
Nutritional facts on food labels can often be confusing and misinterpreted. However, as a parent, it is essential you understand the important facts on these labels. The six main things to understand are serving size, percent daily value, fats, calories, protein, and sugar. Next time you go to the grocery store to buy food for your children, pay close attention to the nutritional labels on the food. Pick foods that are high in nutrients, good fats, and protein and low in bad fats and sugars.
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