Shopping Tips

Facts Up Front can help you compare foods in the grocery store and make informed choices for your family. Build diets that have:

  • More nutrients needed for good health
    • Look for potassium, fiber, calcium, protein, iron and vitamins A, C and D in Facts Up Front labels
  • Lower saturated fat
    • Choose oils for cooking
    • Choose lean cuts of your favorite meats
    • Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products
    • Enjoy seafood a few times a week
  • Less sodium
    • Use Facts Up Front to help identify products with lower amounts of sodium
    • Try the reduced sodium or no salt added versions of your favorite foods
    • Use more herbs and spices in your cooking to add flavor
  • Less sugar
    • To satisfy your sweet tooth, eat fruit for snacks and/or dessert
    • Drink water when you’re thirsty
  • Calories that help you meet your daily target
    • Use the Facts Up Front nutrition calculator to determine your daily calorie needs
    • Use Facts Up Front labels to see how many calories are in a serving

Meal Planning Tips

Simple steps can help you plan meals your family will love that will keep them healthy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate provides a helpful visual for how your plate should look. Here are tips to help you plan healthy meals:

  • Make half of your plate fruits and veggies
  • Select lean protein
  • Choose whole grains
  • Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy
  • Measure portion sizes
    • Use smaller plates so you eat less food
    • Check serving size on Facts Up Front labels features hundreds of delicious recipes to help you build healthier meals.

Click here to download a PDF of these tips.