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Talking to the Experts: Food Label Guru Bonnie Taub-Dix

by in Ask the Experts, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, Label Decoder, March 7, 2011

Want the inside scoop on label reading? We picked the brain of registered dietitian Bonnie-Taub Dix and author of the new book Read It Before You Eat It which helps to decode food labels. Check out her responses to Healthy Eats reader questions and find out the biggest mistake shoppers make!

Food Labeling: Beware the “Health” Halo

by in Grocery Shopping, Label Decoder, January 7, 2011

Many folks read food labels to gain better insight on the foods they choose. However, with so many claims plastered on labels things can get really confusing. Even worse, food companies use these claims to push certain products and make you think they’re healthier than they really are. Curious about the top 10 food label boobie traps?

Food Label Savvy: Whole-Grain Crackers

by in Grocery Shopping, Label Decoder, September 9, 2010

You need a degree in nutrition to make sense of food labels. We’re putting our expertise at work to help clear up some of the confusion. First up, we’re taking on the snack aisle – here’s what you should look for when buying whole grain crackers.

5 Food Additives To Avoid

by in Grocery Shopping, Label Decoder, August 3, 2010

Our food is laden with additives, many times in order to preserve it. But some of the disadvantages of these substances outweigh the benefits. Here are the top 5 that made our list. We’ll let you decide if they’re worth it.

Label Decoder: Olestra

by in Grocery Shopping, Label Decoder, July 23, 2010

When I was in graduate school, some of my fellow dietetic students tracked down one of the first stores where the nonfat fried chips were being sold. The employee that answered the phone explained how he’d downed an entire package and had a horrible stomach ache (though he was a bit more descriptive of his symptoms). From that day on, I knew chips fried in Olestra weren’t all they were cracked up to be.