I still remember my very first foray in to grocery shopping as an “adult.” I was 23 years old and finally out on my own with my own kitchen. I couldn’t wait to go shopping for food! I honestly didn’t give much thought to anything back then when it came to buying groceries. I often made grocery shopping a social event and went with friends. It was fun and I loved it!
Then I got married and had kids and suddenly, I was very concerned about the food I was feeding my family. I got a hold of every piece of information I could on food – recipes, coupons, menus, nutritional information. I learned how to read labels and realized that there was a lot more to feeding my family than I thought. Standing in the grocery aisle with two screaming kids trying to read a tiny nutritional label was not at the top of my list of fun things to do anymore.
Facts Up Front has made life easier for food label reading moms by offering a front-of-pack label that brings important information from the Nutrition Facts Panel and displays it in a simple and easy-to-use format on the front of food and beverage products. The Facts Up Front label shows calories per serving and information on saturated fat, sodium and sugar. Labels may also have information on one or two other nutrients if the product contains 10 percent or more of the daily value per serving of the nutrient. Food labeling is quite a hot topic right now, but personally, I think that anything that helps busy moms make informed decisions about the food they are feeding their families is a good thing. To learn which of America’s leading manufacturers and retailers are participating in Facts Up Front, visit http://factsupfront.org/Partners.
FactsUpFront.org is a great resource you can use to understand how to read product labels, use a nutrition calculator, and find great recipes and tips! Answer the question below for a chance to win $1,000! Sweepstakes Rules. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Facts up Front. The opinions and text are all mine.This article may contain affiliate links.