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How do I shop for healthy foods?

Food manufacturers are adopting labeling and rating systems they say will make it easier to shop for foods that are good for you.

These labeling systems use stars, checks, lights or flags. Still, much of the most useful information for making healthy food choices is found on the food's Nutrition Facts Panel.

Look for nutrient-rich foods that provide variety and a large percentage of vitamins and minerals, especially compared to the calorie count.

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