Read food labels

Food labels list the ingredients and valuable nutritional information, which is helpful in judging the nutritional quality of a food item.

Nutrition facts. Compare nutrition facts labels to find the best value, help you make healthy choices at the grocery store, compare foods and products, and plan healthy meals.  

Nutrition Food Label

Check expiration dates. Avoid buying a food that is past its prime. If it’s on sale and near its expiration date, use it soon. Find out what the dates on food products really mean.

Example -- Avoid dumping a half gallon of soured milk down the drain: Save $2.50.

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