Compare food labels to ingredient lists, dietitians say

02/20/2012 | Tulsa World (Okla.)

Labels and icons on food packaging that tout healthy choices should be compared against the actual ingredient list on the back to ensure the item is low in fat, sodium or sugar, registered dietitians say. RD René Norman says she recommends that people "eat as close to the farm as possible" to avoid processed foods, and says products that do not have a nutrition-facts label, such as fresh produce, probably are healthy choices.

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