Understanding food labels

Understand food labels, nutrition facts tables, serving size, ingredients, % daily value and nutrition claims.

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Nutrition facts tables

How to use the nutrition facts table, what is in the table and which foods don’t have one. 

Serving size

How to use the serving size on nutrition facts tables to make informed food choices.

List of ingredients

About the list of ingredients on packaged foods and common terms for certain ingredients.

Nutrition claims

The difference between nutrition content claims and health claims on some food products.

Nutrient content claims

The meaning of fat-free, no added sugar, low sodium or other nutrient content claims.

Percent daily value

How to use and calculate % daily value on a nutrition facts table.

About food labels

What has to be included on food labels.

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