Category: Food

Determining Nutritional Value of Foods

Are you looking for a quick way to compare similar foods for their nutrient value? Then check the % Daily Values on today’s Nutrition Facts labels. The % Daily Values (% DVs) are the recommended...

Food Labels: Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates & Sugars in Your Food As part of an overall healthy eating plan, you can enjoy carbohydrates and sugars in moderation. Foods containing carbohydrates must be chosen wisely so that...

Food Labels: Fat & Cholesterol

Health experts recommend keeping your intake of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol as low as possible as part of a nutritionally balanced diet. These nutrients are the ones Americans generally...

Holiday Meats—Not Just Turkey!

Turkey is the centerpiece of many holiday meals in South Carolina, but it’s not the only main dish tradition. Rib roast, ham, lamb, venison and pheasant are also popular choices. Small birds like...

Sodium

Why We Need It Sodium is a mineral that the body needs in small amounts. It is found in foods mostly as sodium chloride, which is another name for table salt. One teaspoon of salt contains...

Testing Drinking Water

Water testing and treatment are expensive and inconvenient, but are necessary to ensure residents have access to a safe and reliable source of water. The cost associated with testing and treatment...

Reading the New Food Labels

A smart shopper reads food labels to find out more about the foods they eat. How many calories or fat grams are in a serving? Does this food contain trans fat? Is it low in sodium? Is it a good...

Making Mealtimes Pleasant

Family mealtime used to be a core daily activity in the United States, but it is becoming a lost art in many homes. Families often are too busy to sit down together around the dinner table, partly...

Feeding Your Infant

Food for Baby’s First Year Baby’s first food is breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula. Breast milk is the perfect food and is made especially for your baby, but infant formula will provide...

Picky Eaters

Is Your Child a Picky Eater? Are you concerned that your child refuses to eat vegetables or any green food? Sometimes a child won’t eat an entire meal if a single green pea is on the plate. Does...

Introducing Solid Foods to Infants

Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods? Solid foods can complement the nutrition from breast milk or formula. When ready for solid foods, your baby will: be between 4 and 6 months old have good head...

Factsheet Number

Newsletter

Categories

Pin It on Pinterest