What To Look For On The Label

Learning how to understand and use the Nutrition Facts label can help you make healthier eating choices and identify nutrient-dense foods for a healthy diet. Here are some tips from the American Heart Association for making the most of the information on food labels.

1. Start with the serving information at the top.

2. Next, check total calories per serving and container.

3. Limit certain nutrients.

4. Get enough of the beneficial nutrients.

5. Understand % Daily Value.

Visit heart.org for more tips on getting the most health information as possible from your nutrition facts labels. 

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I am on Workers’ Compensation. Can I get disability benefits, too?

While you are collecting Workers’ Compensation, you are not eligible to receive short-term disability benefits from the Plan. However, you are eligible to apply for long-term disability benefits six months after your injury. Any long-term disability benefit you receive will be reduced by your Workers’ Compensation and other forms of income. For many reasons, it is to your advantage to apply for long-term disability benefits. Call the Health & Welfare Plan office if you have any questions.

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