About the Event

Event Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am

This is a Zoom meeting.

Reading labels can be very confusing. Food labeling regulations are complex, making it harder for consumers to understand how to read them. Since consumers are more health conscious, it is good to understand and use the nutrition facts label to help you make healthier eating choices and identify nutrient dense foods for a healthy diet. Some confusion starts from the very beginning of the food label numbers and percentages. But what about the ingredients under the food label, what about all the other information? We will be breaking down what the terms mean and how to adapt the numbers to your personal daily diet. Here are just some of the terms that get confusing:

  • Serving size
  • Calories per serving
  • The percentages
  • Light
  • Lite
  • Low-fat
  • Low-calorie
  • Whole grain

Bring your food label questions and your food containers to the zoom class and let’s discuss what you are eating. We can share different products together and how to read the nutrition labels that are applicable to our lives. Please leave your number and or your email; I will have handouts for you to look over and help guide you through the information.

Please email Mary Marshall at [email protected] or leave a message at 617 625-6600 ext. 2316

Cost: FREE

Need special assistance? Request accommodations

Add to Calendar 03/03/2021 10:00:00 AM 03/03/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Understanding the Food Label (Council on Aging)

This is a Zoom meeting.

Reading labels can be very confusing. Food labeling regulations are complex, making it harder for consumers to understand how to read them. Since consumers are more health conscious, it is good to understand and use the nutrition facts label to help you make healthier eating choices and identify nutrient dense foods for a healthy diet. Some confusion starts from the very beginning of the food label numbers and percentages. But what about the ingredients under the food label, what about all the other information? We will be breaking down what the terms mean and how to adapt the numbers to your personal daily diet. Here are just some of the terms that get confusing:

  • Serving size
  • Calories per serving
  • The percentages
  • Light
  • Lite
  • Low-fat
  • Low-calorie
  • Whole grain

Bring your food label questions and your food containers to the zoom class and let’s discuss what you are eating. We can share different products together and how to read the nutrition labels that are applicable to our lives. Please leave your number and or your email; I will have handouts for you to look over and help guide you through the information.

Please email Mary Marshall at [email protected] or leave a message at 617 625-6600 ext. 2316

Mary Marshall
MM/DD/YYYY

Location

Get Directions

Mary Marshall

Phone

(617) 625-6600 x2316

Email

View All Staff Contacts

Presented by

Upcoming Events

2021 Union Square Farmers Market

Jun 19, 2021, 9:00 am

Open-air access to fresh, local, healthy food––vital to strong immune systems―in the heart of Union Square! Join Union Square Main...

Finance Committee Meeting

Jun 21, 2021, 5:30 pm

Public meeting of the Finance Committee. View agenda, video stream, and minutes at http://SomervilleCityMA.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting...