food labels, decoded

What do terms like natural, organic, and low sugar really mean?  Here’s some healthy perspective on what you’re actually putting in your grocery cart.

When it comes to food labels, any dietician worth her salt will tell you to pay attention to them.  But not all the words on those labels are created equal.  Certain terms are backed up by law; others sound official but could mean anything–or nothing.  Use this guide to translate the shelf talk and shop healthier with less hassle.

Intro written by Stacey Colino, February 2013,


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