How to Read Food Labels

While many people recognize that food insecurity is the lack of reliable access to food, some are unaware that part of its definition is that the food should be nutritious. To figure out which foods are best, we have to look at the food labels. But if we stopped and read every label, all the way through, we would never leave the grocery store. There are a few things to look for when trying to decide on whether a food would contribute to a healthy diet. Here are the top five things to look for and how to use them.

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Mara McCann
Buckeye Food Alliance isn't alone.

In late December, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a 62-page report detailing food insecurity on college campuses nationally. While Buckeye Food Alliance remains the only on-campus pantry at Ohio State, we are not the only resource for food insecure students.

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Jack Long