1. Food Labels-Reading Between the Lines

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    Fresh out of college Gavin Perko is ready to graduate to a better diet. “Just to eat healthier, instead of eating fast food all the time. Grocery shopping now that I’m older,” says Perko. He pays more attention to packages; picking items like popcorn chips over salty snack counterparts. Like many of us, Gavin is swayed by health claims. “All the naturals, the organic, fat-free, low sugar. Those things kind of catch my eye,” says Perko. “People have a tendency to read the front of the package, which is all marketing, and forget to turn over and actually look at what’s mandated by the Food & Drug Administration, which is the nutrition facts label,” says Jeanne Struve. She is a registered dietitian with Lee Memorial Health System, who is wise to the work that goes into labeling. “Trying to figure out what makes a consumer buy something. When you can tag it ‘no cholesterol’ or ‘no fat’ or ‘no sugar’ those are things that people go ‘oh well, it must be healthy,’” says Struve. They are called health buzz words and studies show they work. People purchase on the perception of wholesome qualities. It boils down to buyer beware. To increase your food smarts, we have tips to help you read between the lines. A common practice is to hide sugars on the nutrition label, by breaking it into several ingredients. “Look for the high fructose corn syrup or the dextrose or the sucrose. They can call it syrup; they can call it brown sugar. What the food manufacturers will do, is put in so much sugar, but they put it in in different names so that they can stagger it throughout the ingredients so it doesn’t show up as the number one ingredient.” Manufacturers may count on confusing shoppers who aren’t prepared to do math in the grocery isle. “Every 4 grams of sugar equals 1 tsp. of sugar,” Struve demonstrates with a bowl of cereal. “So for example, this product has 17 grams of sugar that would be the equivalent of 4 tsps.” Lastly, don’t be fooled by the color of your bread. “Manufacturers a lot of times just add some caramel coloring, make it brown, and people assume that it’s a whole grain. Look for the number: 100% whole wheat, 100% whole grain. Tasty tidbits to increase your food IQ. “When I see all natural or low fat, i would assume that they would be healthier for you,” says Perko. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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    • Tips On How To Read And Understand Food Labels

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      Tips On How To Read And Understand Food Labels

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      • Food Label Pro Video

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        Nutrition experts functioning as your virtual food labeling department. Bringing your products to the shelves with accurate information and a meaningful message. www.foodlabelpro.com

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        • "Natural" On Food Labels Have No Meaning

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          http://www.fatlossfactorxx.com/natural-on-food-labels-doesnt-mean-anything/ “Natural” doesn't mean anything when looking on the labels of packaged goods according to Consumer Report. Over 66% of consumers who shop for natural foods think that the word “natural” means something.

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          • Family - A Ministry of Health, UAE Initiative.

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            This was part of three TVC's for Ministry of Heath, UAE. The basic idea was to encourage people to read food labels so that they can make an informed choice. In this particular TVC the thought was that you teach your kids so that they can take informed decision for everything in life, should you not also teach them to at healthy. Hence teach them to read food labels.

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            • Heart - A Ministry of Health, UAE Initiative.

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              This was part of three TVC's for Ministry of Heath, UAE. The basic idea was to encourage people to read food labels so that they can make an informed choice. In this particular TVC the thought was that you should always listen to your heart. Staying healthy means that your heart should be healthy, hence you should eat healthy and one way to insure that is to read food labels. Also get a shopping list from home as this ensures you only buy what you came for.

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              • Read - A Ministry of Health, UAE Initiative

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                This was part of three TVC's for Ministry of Heath, UAE. The basic idea was to encourage people to read food labels so that they can make an informed choice. In this particular TVC was aimed towards the youngsters. The copy reads that you read about the latest fashion trends, you read about the latest cars, you feel close when you read message from our loved ones, shouldn't you also read food labels to stay healthy.

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                • How To Read Food Labels

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                  Darren "Phat-Man" McDuffie shows you how to read food labels and discusses natural flavors.

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                  • Exposing The Whole Grain Myth

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                    This MarkitoNutrition.com lecture exposes deceptive food labels, and explains the differences between processed grains versus sprouted whole grains. To learn more visit http://markitonutrition.com.

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                    • Canning - Health Nuts

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                      With the amount of pre-packaged and processed goods that are available in stores, knowing exactly what you are putting into your body has become even more paramount today then ever…and more difficult. And reading the label can be just as daunting with packaging claiming "whole grain" and "no trans-fat" or ingredients as vague as "natural flavors" and words that only a scientist can pronounce. In this episode of Health Nuts, Encinitas local and mother of three, Isabelle Baril-Ortley shares why she does not sacrifice her or her boy's health by taking shortcuts when buying food. Instead, she purchases local, seasonal produce to ensure it's freshness and heightened flavor. And in order to enjoy these seasonal goods later in the year, she stores some away through canning. By following a few simple steps using basic kitchen utensils, you too can begin canning your own food ensuring you know exactly what is in the jar. Host: Isabell Baril-Ortley Producer: Cyrus Sutton Camera/Edit: James Campbell Music: "Reflection" Gabby ©2013 KorduroyTV

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