Nutrition Labeling. INGREDIENTS: Whole wheat, wheat bran, sugar/glucose-fructose, salt, malt (corn flour, malted barley), vitamins (thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, d-calcium pantothenate), minerals (iron, zinc oxide). Nutrition information provided on food labels.
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INGREDIENTS:Whole wheat, wheat bran, sugar/glucose-fructose, salt, malt (corn flour, malted barley), vitamins (thiamine hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, d-calcium pantothenate), minerals (iron, zinc oxide).
“Good source of fibre”
“A healthy diet…”
Amount of food:
Compare this to the amount you actually eat.
When comparing items, look at the weight/volume of food (rather than quantity).
How much energy you get from 1 serving.
Percent Daily Value (% DV):
Helps you see if a specific amount of food has a little or a lot of the nutrient.
1) Look at the amounts of food
Cracker ACracker B
Cracker A has 9 crackers (23g). Cracker B has 4 crackers (20g). Since both weights are similar, you can compare these Nutrition Facts.
2) Read the % DVs
Cracker ACracker B
Looking at % DVs for saturated and trans fats, sodium and fibre:Cracker A has 13% DV for sat & trans fats, 12% DV for sodium and 4% DV for fibre.Cracker B has 2% DV for sat & trans fats, 4% DV for sodium and 12% DV for fibre.
In this case, Cracker B would be a better choice if you are trying to eat less saturated and trans fats, less sodium and more fibre as part of a healthy lifestyle.
More information on Health Claims on Health Canada’s website: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/label-etiquet/nutrition/cons/claims-reclam/table2-eng.php
1) Health Canada website
2) Nutrition Labeling Education Centre
(Dietitians of Canada & Canadian Diabetes Association)
3) Eat Right Ontario