Understanding the New Nutrition Facts Label: Part 4 Are You Label Able?

Understanding the New Nutrition Facts Label: Part 4 Are You Label Able?


The Nutrition Facts Label has been updated! Let’s take a closer look at the new label! We’ve used the color red to highlight information
on the nutrition facts label that we need to eat less of, including: saturated fat,
trans fat, cholesterol, sodium and added sugar. Added sugar is a new feature! This section, provides information on the
amount of sugar that is added to a food during processing, but this is just a portion of
the amount of total sugars. Total sugars includes both the amount of added
sugars as well as the amount of naturally occurring sugars in a food product. To follow a healthy eating pattern, pay close
attention to the amount you eat of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and added
sugars. To find out how much you eat, compare food
labels from multiple food packages, and select food products based on their percent daily
values. By looking at the percent daily value, you
can tell if a food is high or low in each of these food components. A food providing a percent daily value of
5% or less is a low source, and a food providing a percent daily value of 20% or more is a
high source. Aim to consume the least amount of your percent
daily value for each of these food components. These changes have been made to help you follow
a healthy eating pattern, so be mindful! 🙂

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