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Nutrition Labels 101: Understanding the labels on your food

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We often look at food labels to get a general sense of how much protein, fat, or carbohydrate it contains.  But there is a lot more on that label to scrutinize.  Is sodium content a concern? The amount of sugar? And, what really makes something healthy? How do you understand the nutrition in your fruits and vegetables that do not come with labels?

This one-hour session will give you a practical approach to looking at food labels; helping you choose the healthier food option as well as a thorough understanding of the nutrition in fruits and vegetables. Start eating healthier with these easy tips! 

Dr. Raquel Harrison (MD, FACEP, dipABLM) is dual board certified in emergency medicine and lifestyle medicine.  With over 12 years of experience working in large urban emergency departments, she has been heavily impacted by how often lifestyle choices result in visits to the hospital. Leveraging years working in education as an assistant professor and assistant residency director at Yale School of Medicine, she now directs her passion for teaching towards educating others about lifestyle medicine and it’s critical role in preventing and reversing diseases that commonly lead to emergency visits and hospitalization.  She has a deep desire to help people understand how to become the best versions of themselves by focusing on both physical and mental health and their complex interconnection.