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.