Nutrition Decoder Available for Wyomingites

Visit for more heart health information.
Visit for more heart health information.

WYOMING NEWS SERVICE, Cheyenne, WY - Every food item on the grocery store shelf has a nutrition label, but understanding what the percentages mean in trying to make healthier food choices isn't so clear. That's why the American Heart Association has a new online nutrition center for Wyomingites to help decode those labels.

A-H-A registered dietitian Joan Enderle says along with the decoder is information to help folks set up a diet plan, which helps put those nutrition numbers and percentages in context.

Enderle points out that common terms on nutrition labels aren't fully understood - such as those listing fat content. The new website has a nutrition dictionary featuring easy-to-read explanations.

The label decoder and diet advice are free at Besides tips on healthy diets and weight loss, there are specific sections focusing on how good nutrition can play a role in the prevention of heart disease and stroke.

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