Nutrient Rating Systems

Have you seen nutrient rating systems on products in your grocery store? Find out what they're about, and which are the most useful.
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With thousands of food choices at your local store it can be difficult to know if you are choosing foods that are truly good for you. In recent years there have been several types of nutrient rating systems derived to help you make better choices -- but have you found yourself asking whether or not they are actually helpful? Find out what all those numbers really mean.

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