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Nutrition Facts to Eat Healthier - Key
Identify the seven areas of the Nutrition Facts Label.
Provide examples.
Check the serving size
and number of servings
Examples: based on ONE
serving, but many
packages contain more
% Daily Value is a key to
a balanced diet
Calories count so pay
attention to the amount
Examples: nutrients—
5% or less is low, 20% or
more is high. % DV is
based on a 2,000-calorie
diet
Examples: number of
calories per serving and
the calories from fat in
each serving
Nutrition
Facts
Label
For protein, choose
foods that are lower in
fat
Examples: lean meat
and poultry, dry beans,
low fat or fat free milk
and milk products
Look for foods that are
rich in these nutrients
Examples: fruits and
vegetable
Broccoli, carrots, apples,
banana, oranges
Reach for healthy,
wholesome
carbodydrates
examples: fruits,
vegetables, beans, and
whole grains, whole
wheat, brown rice, and
whole oats
Know your fats and
reduce sodium for
health
Examples: fish, nuts,
vegetable oils; limit
sodium
Inside the Package: Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label
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