New nutrition facts labels: What you should know

December 30, 2019 Providence Nutrition Team


In this article:

  • Nutrition labels were redesigned to be easier to read and understand.

  • Values highlighted (including fat, protein and carbs) have been updated to reflect current scientific research.

  • A Providence clinician offers advice -- what to look for on nutrition labels and how to spot the foods you may want to avoid.

'If you’re trying to boost your healthy eating efforts, reading the labels on everything you consume and monitoring fat, sodium, cholesterol, protein, and other nutrients is a good place to start. But it’s only effective if you understand what you’re reading. The designed Nutrition Facts Label is intended to make that a whole lot easier in the future.

Here's what you need to know.

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The experts at Providence can guide you through the fundamentals of adopting a healthy diet and give you the tools you need to make a lasting difference in your health. You can find a Providence registered dietician or primary care physician using our provider directory.  Through Providence Express Care Virtual, you can also access a full range of healthcare services. 

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.

About the Author

We are all about food! The Providence Nutrition Team loves to talk about and share our expertise on how to help you find the right diet, food types and maintenance tactics to help you live life to the fullest...while also enjoying the best foods that mother nature has to offer.

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