First Nations and Inuit Consumer Resources - Tear Sheet


Nutrition Facts - To Help You Make Informed Food Choices

The "Nutrition Facts" table is easy to find, easy to read and on more foods.

Nutrition Facts per 125mL (87g)*
Amount - * Information in the Nutrition Facts table is based on a specific amount of food. Compare this to the amount you eat.
% Daily value - Use % Daily Value to see if a food has a little or a lot of a nutrient

Calories 80
Fat 0.5g 1% Daily Value
Saturated fat 0g + Trans fat 0g 0% Daily Value
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0mg 0% Daily Value
Carbohydrate 18g 6% Daily Value
Fibre 2 g 8% Daily Value
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2%Daily Value
Vitamin C 10% Daily Value
Calcium 0% Daily Value
Iron 2% Daily Value

Nutrition Facts

* Information in the Nutrition Facts table is based on a specific amount of food. Compare this to the amount you eat.

** Use % Daily Value to see if a food has a little or a lot of a nutrient.

With the nutrition information on food labels you will be able to:

  • Compare products more easily
  • Determine the nutritional value of foods
  • Better manage special diets
  • Increase or decrease your intake of a particular nutrient

Nutrition Information on Food Labels

Use Nutrition Facts, the list of ingredients and nutrition claims to help you make informed food choices.

Nutrition Claims

The Government sets rules that must be met before a nutrition claim can be made on a label or advertisement.

A claim highlights a nutrition feature of a food. Look for one of these words:

  • free
  • low
  • less
  • more
  • reduced
  • lower
  • very high
  • light/lite
  • source of
  • high source of
  • good source of
  • excellent source of

A claim may also highlight a relationship between diet and disease. For example:

  • A healthy diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruit may help reduce the risk of some types of cancer.
  • A healthy diet low in saturated and trans fats may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Ingredient List

  • Ingredients in the food are listed by weight from most to least.
  • The ingredient list is a source of information for people with allergies or for people who avoid certain ingredients based on their beliefs.

Follow Canada's Food Guide and use Nutrition Facts to help you make healthy food choices.

Enjoy eating well, being active and feeling good about yourself.

To get more complete information about the nutrient value of a food look at the Nutrition Facts table:

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ISBN: 0-662-38266-8
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