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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You do not need to come into the Health and Welfare Office for every change. Open Enrollment forms and election forms may be mailed to the office. If documentation is required, however, (e.g., birth certificate, social security cards, proof of other coverage) you may need to supply those documents directly to the office for authentication purposes.   

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