Melissa Bess, former Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Camden County, University of Missouri Extension
March is National Nutrition Month, so this is a good time to start making small changes to eat healthier. One of the easiest changes you can make is reading the nutrition labels on foods and beverages.
- Pay attention to the serving size. Is the serving size enough for your meal or snack, or will you have to eat multiple servings? To help estimate, one cup is about the size of a baseball and 3-4 ounces is about the size of a deck of cards. You may need to use a measuring cup until you can eyeball the serving size. If you eat more than the serving size listed, you will have to multiply the information on the food label by how many servings you eat.
- Look at the servings per container. Some things we think are a single serving are actually two or more…
For the complete list of tips, see the full version of this article athttp://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut449.htm