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Health Tip:

Do food labels lie?

Most of the label on an item of food is about marketing, but the “Nutrition Facts” and “Supplement Facts” labels are regulated. Thus, ignore the front, top, bottom and sides of food containers. Make your healthful choices by reading the portion sizes, calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins and minerals in the facts boxes. Whole foods such as fruits and vegetables don’t need labels for you to know they are good.

This nutrition tip is from Dr. Kathryn Kolasa, registered dietitian and professor of family medicine at the Brody School of Medicine.