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Use Facts Up Front For Saving Money, Meal Planning, and Grocery Shopping

By GFunkified on Apr. 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The Facts Up Front nutrition label program and website is saving moms all over the country time, helping them teach their kids how to make healthful choices, and rescuing them from information overload when it comes to meal planning and nutrition.

Hollie of Babygizmo.com is on camera for her blog three times a week and feels vulnerable because of it. She knows that people will see if she puts on a few pounds, so an easier-to-read nutrition label is one way that she can really keep track of what she's eating. Plus, she has her family's health to think about as well.

Mom's Test Kitchen loves all of the resources on the Facts Up Front website, especially the recipes. She shares a Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Pepper recipe that looks amazing!

Jennifer of My Boys and Their Toys is focused on portion control to keep herself and her family healthy, and Facts Up Front is a great way to keep those portion sizes in check.

Strawberry Cream Puff Pastry is what's for breakfast (or dessert) over at Thenymelrosefamily.com and it looks divine!

All In A Day's Work blog spells out what is available to consumers on the Facts Up Front website, and what exactly the front-of-the-box labels show us (and what it means).

Krissy of B-InspiredMama.com is talking about how much easier it is to teach kids about the things they're putting into their bodies and how to read nutrition labels with the Facts Up Front initiative, and lists seven fun ways to help them learn.

On Our Family World, there is an example of how the Facts Up Front nutrition quiz is helpful for finding out how informed you are about nutrition and labels in general. A lower score might mean that it's time to check out the rest of the resources on the site and learn more about it.

Sharon of Momof6.com gets questions all the time about whether certain foods are healthy. That's not always an easy question to answer, but with the Facts Up Front label, there are easy to read numbers and snippets of important information that can serve as a conversation-starter.

How do you get your kids involved in reading labels?

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  • michiganmom116
  • by Platinum Member on Apr. 25, 2014 at 5:46 AM
  • Many of the foods we buy don't have labels, but when the food product is not a real whole food I teach them to read the ingredient list, something that is sadly lacking on the FUF label. 

    I have taught them meal planning.  The boys seem to be uninterested, but my 13 (almost 14) yr old DD can make a weekly meal plan on her own.

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  • EmptyNestMama
  • by on Apr. 25, 2014 at 8:36 AM
  • I used to say no, that has too much (whatever) and then show him the nutrition label. Went right over his head. If they are advertising for kids, the kids will not care what is on the label. Just the superhero or cartoon on the product.

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  • DNewman
  • by on Apr. 25, 2014 at 10:41 AM
  • We never read the labels back in the day! Just bought things. Now with all the hidden ingredients, instead of real food, we are always talking about the food industry tricks. Now that the girls are older they want to be better informed about what will go in their bodies!

    It' sad really.

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