I don’t usually have much of a problem making healthy choices for my family when I’m in the produce section of the grocery store. Fresh fruits and vegetables = good decision!
But I don’t have the time or the resources to make 100% made from scratch, local, organic, in season menus every week. So I have to supplement my menu with a little help from the aisles of the grocery store that have shelf-stable and frozen items. They save me time, and that really matters to me. I also know that those foods can potentially be loaded with extra preservatives, chemicals, and sodium. Today’s consumers have voiced their desires for more healthful options, so they definitely can be found, but you have to know where to look.
But FactsUpFront.org is an organization that helps me make more informed decisions FAST, right there in the aisle. They have key information from the Nutrition Facts Panel placed on the front of the package. That helps me make a more healthful choice without having to spend a lot of extra time reading all the labels.
Facts Up Front also has a lot of great resources on their website to help you meal plan effectively. Take a look at some of their tips:
FactsUpFront.org just launched a few days ago, and I have been trying it out this week while building my grocery list. I’ve been learning about the Interactive Label that talks about the nutrients featured on Facts Up Front and the role they play in a beneficial diet. Learning more about this is changing the way I am putting meals together, already.
I’m also loving the meal planning tips from registered dieticians that are helping me figure out well-rounded meal ideas. It’s awesome to be able to get this kind of professional advice totally free!
Have you seen the Facts Up Front labels on any of the products you purchase? It is a voluntary initiative led by the Grocery Manufacturers Association. It launched in 2011 and is currently being used by over 50 manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Don’t forget to check out FactsUpFront.org to get more helpful information that can help you get in and out of the grocery store fast, all while making more informed decisions for your family.
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