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Food Labels

Reading Food Labels

Every store-bought food item contains a food label. A food label provides nutrional facts about that particular food item. It tells you what size one serving is, how many servings one can get from that package, and how many calories there are in one serving, including calories from fat, carbohydrate and protein. Addtionally, these labels tell us what vitamins and minerals are available, how much fiber there is, and also warn us about how much sodium and cholesterol the product contains.

Knowing how to correctly read a food label can really help us to make better decisions about the foods we choose to purchase, and how much of it is acceptable to eat in one day.

Check out the Department of Health and Human Services' link on How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label. It's easy!

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