Healthy Food Labels

Great For You

Finding healthy options at the grocery store is getting easier!  Walmart recently announced that it will be labeling healthy foods with a green Great for You label.  The label will appear on the retailer’s Great Value brand as early as this spring.  The company also plans to allow other brands to use the label without paying a licensing fee.  Since the launch of Walmart’s healthier food initiative, it has promised to improve the nutritional quality of the food it sells.
The Great for You label is one of several steps Walmart has taken to promote healthier food, including; lowering the prices on fresh fruits and vegetables, working with national and private label products to reduce sodium, added sugar and trans fat in products it sells, working with suppliers to cut the costs of reduced-fat and fat-free items, and increasing charitable support for nutrition programs.
To learn more about the Great for You label criteria, go to http://walmartstores.com/nutrition/greatforyou.aspx