Understanding food labels

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Food labels, nutrition facts tables, serving size, ingredients, % daily value, nutrition claims.

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Nutrition facts tables

How to use, what is in them, foods that don't have a nutrition facts table.

Serving size

How to use the serving size on nutrition facts tables.

List of ingredients

About list of ingredients on packaged foods, common terms used for some ingredients.

Nutrition claims

Difference between nutrition content claims and health claims.


About nutrients, fats, vitamins on nutrition facts table, on packaged foods.

Nutrient content claims

Meaning of fat-free, no added sugar, low sodium, other nutrient content claims.

Percent daily value

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

About food labels

What has to be included on food labels.


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