Posts Tagged ‘Food Labels’

Misleading Food Labels: It’s a Big Deal

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:18 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Reading the list of ingredients is more important than reading the front of the food label.

Food labels can be confusing and misleading  
The description on the front of a food label may be quite different than the actual ingredients. A food label may look “healthy” because the packaging and the wording […]

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FDA Gets Tough With Misleading Front Food Labels

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 19:26 4 Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

The next time you head down the food aisle, check out the front food labels.
The front of food labels or front-of-packages (FOP) are misleading and often confusing, leading the consumer to believe that the food they are about to buy is healthy, when in fact it is not.
In a recent […]

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Healthy Eating? Find Out What Could Be Hiding In Your Foods

Saturday, September 12, 2009 11:01 1 Comment

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Do we need to be a detective to find out which foods are healthy?

In yesterday’s Washington Post,  Jennifer LaRue Huget, blogger for “The Check Up” writes about the new unhealthy line of Kraft Lunchables.
Kraft calls the new line “wholesome,” but are they?
Turkey and Cheddar Sub Sandwich seems like it could […]

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