Start with serving size

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To make informed food choices, it's essential to have all of the facts.

The Nutrition Facts table is an important tool found on most packaged food. Use it to compare and choose products.

Start with Serving Size. It tells you the quantity of food used to determine the information in the Nutrition Facts table. Remember, the amount you eat might be different from the Serving Size that's listed.

So if you eat double the Serving Size listed - like 8 crackers instead of 4 - you will need to adjust the numbers.

Use the Percent Daily Value to see if the amount you eat has a little or a lot of a nutrient.

Remember, 5% Daily Value or less is a little; 15% Daily Value or more is a lot.

The Nutrition Facts table can help you make informed choices about the foods you buy and prepare for you and your family.

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