Rick is joined by Bonnie Taub-Dix, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist.
Americans are a population of snackers, yet do they really know what’s in the snacks they choose? Seven out of ten men and half of women surveyed say they believe their current snacks have nutritional value. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of confusion as to what is considered healthy. Nutrition labels are designed to be transparent, but many people don’t understand what they’re looking at when reading one. In fact, 69% of adults believe that they could eat healthier if nutrition labels were easier to read.
As we move into summer, snacks will be even more essential to daily routines. Kids will be home and families will take road trips and vacations, needing quick and nutritious snacks. Planning your snack choices could save you from a “hangry” meltdown – and that means kids and adults. For “hangry” adults, protein-rich snacks are key, with seven out of ten adults preferring protein for a nutrition boost.
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A new study found Americans have a lot of trouble reading nutrition labels. What should people be looking for on the label?
What are some of your go-to summer snacks that fit the nutritional bill?
What’s the ideal nutritional combination for a snack that makes you feel full longer?
Where can we go to learn more?
Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RDN, CDN, is the award-winning author of Read It Before You Eat It – Taking You from Label to Table, and creator of the website BetterThanDieting.com. Taub-Dix is a media personality, spokesperson, motivational speaker, journalist and corporate and brand consultant whose messages are laced with her credible guidance as an advisor, her passion for creative cooking and her wit and wisdom as a mom. Taub-Dix is Director and Owner of BTD Nutrition Consultants, LLC, with offices on Long Island and in New York City. Taub-Dix is also Health & Wellness Contributor for sites like TODAY.com, US News & World Report and Everyday Health and she is an Expert Reviewer for Greatist and Livestrong.