New nutrition facts labels: What you should know

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 newly designed Nutrition Facts Label is intended to make that a whole lot easier in the future.

Changes in the Nutrition Facts Label are set to go live at the start 2020 for major manufacturers and by 2021 for smaller or specialty manufacturers.

Here's what you need to know.

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It’s no secret that healthy eating is one of the key building blocks of a healthy lifestyle. But knowing how to put that knowledge into practice can sometimes be a mystery. 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 nutritionist using our provider directory.  Or you can search for a primary care doctor in your area.

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

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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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