What’s Really Down the Aisle? Decode Food Labels Like a Pro

From the Show: HER
Summary: Bring this simple guide to the supermarket to help you interpret food labels like a pro.
Air Date: 1/16/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA,RD
Bonnie TaubDixBonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN, is Director and Owner of BTD Nutrition Consultants, LLC, with offices on Long Island and in New York City. In this role for the past thirty-three years, Bonnie counsels individuals, including many celebrities and dignitaries, as well as groups. She is an advisor to major corporations, law firms, food companies, and fitness clubs, setting up wellness programs, working on messaging, conducting seminars, and providing media interviews.

As a nutrition consultant to The Cartoon Network, Bonnie collaborated on designing a program for the Food and Drug Administration regarding food labeling, and to date, consults with CN on issues regarding programming and advertising to children. As a liaison between industry and the public, she holds a position on the editorial advisory boards of Family Circle Magazine, HealthyWomen.com and Environmental Nutrition Newsletter. Recently appointed as a Nutrition Communications Consultant to The Alliance for Potato Research and Education, her responsibilities for this organization includes communicating messages to dietitians and health professionals via workshops, writing, and social media. Bonnie has played a prominent role in other health-related organizations, including serving as committee member for the Governor's Council on Osteoporosis.
What’s Really Down the Aisle? Decode Food Labels Like a Pro
When you are walking down what seems to be the endless grocery aisles with limitless food choices, how do you know if you are really choosing the healthiest option?

You may ask yourself questions like, "How much sodium is too much?" "What does all natural and organic really mean?"

It's can be tough to decode food labels and figure out which brands are using tricky marketing ploys and which ones are truly trustworthy.

Well you are in luck!

Nationally renowned nutritionist, Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, walks you through a typical grocery store and points out the best food choices in every aisle. Use her simple guide in the supermarket to help you interpret labels like a pro.