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Do It Yourself Health

Improving your health means enhancing your overall lifestyle. A big step on the path towards achieving optimum health is revitalizing your food and nutritional habits.

Selecting nutritious, tasty ingredients for home-cooked meals can make a big difference for you and your family. Empower yourself by learning about How to Read Nutrition Labels, Definitions of Nutrient Content Claims, and Substituting Ingredients.

How to Read Nutrition Labels
Nutrition labels, displayed as the "Nutrition Facts" panel on food packaging, list the nutritional content of the product contained within. If you know how to read food labels, you can make better-informed choices when it comes to providing healthy foods for your family. Click here to get started.

Definitions of Nutrient Content Claims
Supermarket shelves are filled with products proclaiming "Low Fat," "Reduced Calorie," "No Salt Added," and much more. But what do these claims really mean? Click here to find out the meanings of these terms as outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Substituting Ingredients
Another way to include healthier ingredients in your meals is to substitute the items used in your recipes for ones that offer better nutritional value. Click here to learn about using vegetable oils instead of solid fats like shortening, or cottage cheese instead of ricotta cheese, and more.