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Thursday, June 29, 2017 Healthy Living — 3 M ost Me dical I ns ura nce Acce pte d & File d * P hysicia n Referral N ot Re q uire d w w w.g ol ds b or o p hysicalt hera py.c o m 91 9.7 3 4.1 311 25 03 Wayne Me morial Drive, Goldsboro, N C 27534 Pre ve nti n g. Tre ati n g. C ari n g. S p orts Me dici ne • Ort h o pae dics • Pe diatrics • Pai n Ma nage me nt W or kers' C o m pe nsati o n • W or k C o n diti o ni ng • P ost- S urgical Re ha b Dry Nee dli ng • Massage T hera py • C u p pi ng S E R VI N G W A Y N E C O U N T Y & S U R R O U N DI N G A R E A S F O R O V E R 3 0 Y E A R S Ne w P atie nts Welc o me 104 D C T0617J © T he ol d n utriti o n facts la bel is s h o w n o n t he left. O n t he ri g ht is t he ne w n utriti o n facts la bel. I mprove health by using nutrition labels B y MI C H E L L E E S T R A D A Exte nsio n Age nt, Fa mily a nd Co ns u mer Scie nces The Nutrition Facts label is one of the best tools that we have to i mprove our eating habits. If your health care provider ever prescribes you a diet lo w or high in any nutrients, you will find your self reading labels all the ti me. Reading labels can be a little bit confusing, but kno wing the basics can change your life and i mprove your health. Fortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Ad ministration ( F D A) has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages; by July 2018 most manufacturers will need to print this label in their products. The purpose of this update is to reflect ne w scientific infor mation, including the link bet ween diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. This fresh makeover will si mplify the way we make food choices. Let's look at the ne w features and put into practice what we kno w about food labels. • Serving size. The ne w serving sizes reflect what A mericans actually eat and are N O T reco m mended intakes. For exa mple, a 12-ounce soda will no w be sho wn as one serving, changing fro m the old 8-ounce serving. This is because most people drink a 12-ounce soda in one sitting. • Calories. Calories are no w in larger and bolder type for easier read- ing, and calories fro m fat has been re moved because research sho ws the type of fat consu med is more i mportant than the a mount. • Added sugars. The ne w Nutrition Facts label no w has infor mation on "added sugars." This is sugar that has been added to a food product to make it taste s weet. No more than 10 percent of total calories should See L A B E L, Pa ge 13

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