ANATOMY OF FOOD LABELS

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					ANATOMY OF FOOD LABELS
Fig. 2-10, p. 48
Packaged Foods
 Strictly regulated by the government
 Must have labeled:
   Common or usual name
   Name and address of manufacturer or
    distributor
   Net contents – weight, count, etc.
   Nutrients
   Ingredients
Packaged Foods
 Nutrition Facts label
   Serving size and servings per container
   Calories/serving and calories from fat
   Nutrient amounts (grams) and % of DV
    based on a 2000 calorie diet.
       Total and saturated fat. Trans fat
       Cholesterol
       Sodium
       Carbohydrates – sugar and fiber
       Protein
Packaged Foods
 Nutrition Facts Label cont’d
   Nutrients cont’d
     Vitamins and minerals
     Optional: Major nutrients needs/limits per
      day for 2000 and 2500 calorie diet.
     “Good nutrients” – minimum amounts, “bad
      nutrients” – maximum amounts.
Packaged Foods
 Nutrient/health claims tightly
  regulated
 Descriptive terms and what they
  mean, Tables 2.6, 2.7
 In general, packaged foods are high
  in fat, salt (sodium), and sugar, lower
  in nutrients.

				
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