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SERVING SIZE HANDOUTS

SERVING SIZE HANDOUTS

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Reading Food Labels

Reading Food Labels

To help you make healthy food choices, many foods have a “Nutrition Facts” label that contains helpful information such as:

serving size

calories per serving

fat/sodium/protein content

types and relative amounts of nutrients (vitamin C, iron, etc.)

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Reading Food Labels

Reading Food Labels

What do claims on food labels mean?

Organic - Made from foods grown without pesticides, man-made fertilizers, or genetic engineering

Healthy - Low in fat and saturated fat, contains no more than 360mg of sodium and cholesterol per serving

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Light - Contains at least one-third fewer calories or at least 50% less fat or sodium

Light - Contains at least one-third fewer calories or at least 50% less fat or sodium

Fresh - Raw food products that contain no preservatives and have never been frozen, heated, or processed in any way

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Most food products will include a list of ingredients that are listed in order from the highest to the lowest in amount used.

Most food products will include a list of ingredients that are listed in order from the highest to the lowest in amount used.

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Nutrient and Health Claims

Nutrient and Health Claims

Free… Fat Free = less than .5 g fat

Sugar Free = less than .5 g sugar

Low in … low in calories = less than 40 calories

low in sodium = less than

140 mg

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Excellent source of … Excellent source of calcium = one serving provides 20% or more of the Daily Value for calcium.

Excellent source of … Excellent source of calcium = one serving provides 20% or more of the Daily Value for calcium.

May reduce your risk of heart disease … can appear on fiber containing grain products fruits and vegetables that are also low in saturated fat and cholesterol

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High in … high in vitamins = one serving provides 20% or more of the daily value for vitamin C

High in … high in vitamins = one serving provides 20% or more of the daily value for vitamin C

Light … contains 50% less fat or at least 1/3 fewer calories.

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Open Dates = These dates give you an idea of how ling the foods will be fresh and safe to eat.

Open Dates = These dates give you an idea of how ling the foods will be fresh and safe to eat.

Sell by = last date the product can be sold

Best if used by = how long the product will be at peak quality

Do not use after = date is the expiration date. Last day you can consume the product.

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FOOD LABEL ACTIVITY HEALTH FOOD CLAIMS FOOD LABEL HANDOUTS

FOOD LABEL ACTIVITY HEALTH FOOD CLAIMS FOOD LABEL HANDOUTS

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