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Nutrition Notes
Nutritional Information on a Food Label

With today's more detailed food labels, consumers can learn the following about the food product they are about to buy:

Nutrition information about almost every food in the grocery store distinctive, easy-to-read formats that enable consumers to more quickly find the information they need to make healthful food choices information on the amount per serving of saturated fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, and other nutrients of major health concern nutrient reference values, expressed as % Daily Values, that help consumers see how a food fits into an
overall daily diet uniform definitions for terms that describe a food's nutrient content, such as "light," "low-fat," and "high-fiber," to ensure that such terms mean the same for any product on which they appear claims about the relationship between a nutrient or food and a disease or health-related condition, such as calcium and osteoporosis, and fat and cancer. These are helpful for people who are concerned about eating foods that may help keep them healthier longer.

Standardized serving sizes that make nutritional comparisons of similar products easier
declaration of total percentage of juice in juice drinks. This enables consumers to know exactly how much juice is in a product.

Information Found On An Older Style Food Label:
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (114g)
Servings Per Container 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
Calories from Fat 30

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 300mg

Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g

Protein 3g
Vitamin A 80%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 4%
Iron 4%


Total Fat
Less than

Sat Fat
Less than

Less than

Less than

Total Carbohydrate


Calories per gram:
Fat 9
Carbohydrate 4
Protein 4

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000
calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher
or lower depending on your calorie needs.

More Information:
General Inquiries: Call toll-free 1-888-INFO-FDA
Food Safety Hotline: 1-800-332-4010


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