Grocery Shopping Videos & Cards

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Videos Help Grocery Shoppers Buy Healthier Foods.

Take a trip through the grocery store to learn a few tips about making healthier food and drink choices. Follow these tips to decrease your risk for obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.

 

Each video is approximately two minutes in length and covers how to shop, read nutrition labels and decipher ingredients lists. The videos provide a range of choices to help consumers feel confident when buying and eating healthier food items. The videos help shoppers take steps to reach the goal of cooking and eating more meals at home, an important strategy for managing weight and controlling sodium, fat and sugar.

 

Print and take these pocket-sized shopping tips with you to the grocery store.

Smart Shopping List

grocery cartMy Shopping List

Make a shopping list. Include the items you need for your menus and any low-calorie basics you need to restock in your kitchen.

FoodFacts.com offers searchable information about specific foods and their ingredients, with free information provided to consumers. The site provides detailed information on over 12,000 common and not so common food ingredients. Foods, ingredients, chemical substances and additives can be searched by a number of common and easy to find search parameters. With FoodFacts.com, consumers can easily identify those ingredients they’d like to avoid and those they’d like to include more of in their diet. Food allergies like peanut, egg, dairy, soy and gluten no longer need to be hidden in their food ingredients. They’re easily identifiable, along with sugar, fat, calorie, protein and carbohydrate content. FoodFacts.com makes it easy to follow any diet or incorporate healthy food, healthy recipes and healthy eating into any lifestyle.

Self Nutrition Data – Nutrition Data’s continuing goal is to provide the most accurate and comprehensive nutrition analysis available, and to make it accessible and understandable to all.

The information in Nutrition Data’s database comes from the USDA’s National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference and is supplemented by listings provided by restaurants and food manufacturers. The source for each individual food item is listed in the footnotes of that food’s Nutrition Facts page. In addition to food composition data, Nutrition Data also provides a variety of proprietary tools to analyze and interpret that data. These interpretations represent Nutrition Data’s opinion and are based on calculations derived from Daily Reference Values (DRVs), Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs), published research, and recommendations of the FDA.

Understanding Food Labels

food labelPeople look at food labels (pdf) for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. The following label-building skills are intended to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.