Women Need Help When Making Wholesome Food Choices

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Nearly all American women (92 percent) report that they are trying to bringbetter food choices into their homes, yet two-thirds agree that they sometimes find it difficult to introduce more wholesome foods into their diet and their family's diet. Additionally, the majority of women (88 percent) agree that they wish there were more on-the-go wholesome food options out there.

On the heels of these findings, Back to Nature has introduced a line of snack bars made from pure, simple ingredients like organic fruits and grains, and real nuts to provide delicious snack offerings with easily identifiable tastes and textures. The Back to Nature brand is the advocate for eating closer to nature through foods made from nature's finest ingredients, and not a lot else.

"As a natural foods chef, I am always looking for new options to incorporate into my diet," said Andrea Beaman, a holistic health counselor and contestant on the first season of BRAVO's Top Chef. "The transition to wholesome eating can be a challenge; especially finding quick, simple foods that fit most busy lifestyles. Back to Nature bars are an excellent, great-tasting snack option and the proof is in the ingredient list."

Don't Judge a Food By Its Cover

The survey revealed that most women claim to be savvy shoppers when it comes to buying food for themselves or for their families. For example, the findings showed that the majority of women say they are informed about ingredients like trans fats and high fructose corn syrup, with 57 percent reporting that they read the nutritional label frequently when shopping for food. Yet, it's not just the fat and calorie content that is important when it comes to making food choices. Only two out of five women say they frequently read the ingredients lists in the foods they eat, with one-third reporting that they determine the wholesome value of a product by looking at the front of the package.

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"There's more to choosing food than reading just the front of the box or even just the nutrition label," said Beaman. "The ingredient list tells a more complete story by revealing what's in the food we eat. The more we know about the foods we're consuming, the more informed choices we can make."

Simplicity is Key

In the survey, nearly 90 percent of consumers often look for great-tasting, wholesome foods, with 78 percent reporting that they look for foods with a simple ingredients list.

So whether in a lunchbox, as an after-school snack, in the car, on an outdoor excursion or around the house, Back to Nature bars are a great on-the-go option for those looking for a tasty, wholesome snack made with pure, simple ingredients.

The new bars are currently available in five great-tasting varieties: Banana Walnut Bakery Squares, Oatmeal Raisin Bakery Squares, Apple Fruit & Grain Bars, Cranberry Almond Chewy Trail Mix Bars and Cherry Pecan Chewy Trail Mix Bars for a suggested retail price of $3.49. New Strawberry Fruit & Grain Bars will be available starting September 10, 2007.

Each tasty bar is made with organic fruits and grains, grown without synthetic pesticides. Three varieties include real nuts such as almonds, pecans and walnuts, making the bars both hearty and delicious.

Additionally, all Back to Nature bar varieties contain no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils, no artificial preservatives and no artificial flavors. The bars also have zero grams trans fat per serving.

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