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Stretching Your Food Dollars

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Strategies at the Store

List of Ingredients

image of an ingredients list

Foods that have a Nutrition Facts label will also have in “ingredients” list. The ingredients are listed from “most” to “least” — in other words, if sugar is the first ingredient, you know that the food is mostly sugar! It is good to check the ingredients list of foods like cereal and juice, and other foods that often contain added sugar.

Here’s a nutri-tip: Whole foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes usually have no added fat or added sugar.

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