OxygenD's Editor Blog with Diane Hart

Friday, September 10, 2010

Info isn't enough!

Just got off the air with Mike Schikman, radio host at WSVA in Harrisonburg, VA, who made a point about information overload when it comes to trying to eat well. He mentioned that years ago we didn't know nutritional content – no labels at all and yet now labels are everywhere. And I pointed out that, although he was correct about the proliferation of labels on food, a recent study revealed the majority of consumers don't bother to look at them. (I on the other hand, am an avid reader of labels – I look like a crazy lady in aisles, reading, comparing, constantly figuring out sodium, fats levels etc.) So I'm curious – do you read nutrition labels? Or are you too busy? Too stressed?
Let me know!

Have a great – and fit – weekend! We'll talk next week.


  1. I drive my husband crazy with how I read every label I see at the grocery store.

  2. I most definitely read nutritional labels. A lot of times I put products back when I see just how much fat, sugar or sodium is in a single serving.

  3. I read them religiously!

    as a side note...We also compare the unit prices on the price tags to see which brands/products are REALLY cheaper!


  4. Hey good to know gals! Keep reading those labels - it really makes a difference!

  5. I read them, and it takes forever comparing and contrasting labels, but I do it anyway! Glad to know I'm not the only "crazy lady in the aisle" :)