Read Labels, Shop Smarter!

How will I know what to buy?  

How can I make sense of all the labels and advertising?

Some of the foods I eat and ingredients I cook with are not that healthy.  What can I substitute for these?


The Basics

Print the goals for this module and the label reading guide (to the left), or have a notebook ready to write them down.

Featured Recipe for this Session

Burgers and Fries

Have you noticed that for certain foods you don’t seem to have any control?  Then you may want to do the work through Consider those Cravings!

Watch, Read and Do! (Homework)

Have Label Reading Guide Handy!

Resources for the following video:

You may want to download these to have handy during the video:

Selected Slides from this video 

(you may not want to print these, since they will use a lot of ink!)

5-Day Menu Plan

Pick some of the meals from the video or the

PCRM 21-Day Meal Plan to try as part of your goals for this week!

Expand Your Understanding!

Reading Nutrition Labels and Food Packaging: Four Tips for Savvy Shopping

Consider Meal Prepping!

Optional Reading:

Plant-Friendly Grocery Store Tour Article

You're Not the Only One Confused by Food Labels

Keeping Your Produce Fresh: Storage Tips 

Follow the 5-to-1 Rule for Packaged Foods

How to Maximize Savings on a Plant-Based Diet

Additional helpful information is available at:


If you have any questions, please contact us!

Are you ready for health?

Lifestyle Medicine


Memorial Health System

serving Marietta, Ohio 

and the surrounding region!



Office: 740-592-4229

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