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The Foundations of Nutrition: The Nutrition Label. Welcome! Presented by:. Partner: California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division. The Nutrition Label. Objectives Identify the information found on the Nutrition Label

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the foundations of nutrition the nutrition label

The Foundations of Nutrition: The Nutrition Label

Welcome!

Presented by:

Partner: California Department of Education

Nutrition Services Division

the nutrition label
The Nutrition Label

Objectives

  • Identify the information found on the Nutrition Label
  • Use the Nutrition Label to find healthier snack choices
  • Understand specific, legal definitions of various terms (e.g., lowfat, light, fat-free)
  • Gain lessons and activities for teaching about the Nutrition Label
what information is found on the nutrition label
What Information is Found on the Nutrition Label?
  • The Nutrition Facts Panel
  • Serving Size
  • Calories
  • Comparison to a Daily Value
  • Amounts of Some Nutrients (A, C, Calcium, Iron)
  • Ingredient List
  • Nutrient Content Claims
  • Health Claims
information that must appear on nutrition facts label
Total calories

Calories from fat

Total fat

Saturated fat

Cholesterol

Sodium

Total carbohydrate

Dietary fiber

Sugars

Protein

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Calcium

Iron

Information That Must Appear on Nutrition Facts Label
daily values
Daily Values

Percentages are based on:

  • 2,000 calorie diet
  • 30% calories from fat
  • 10% saturated fat
  • <300 mg cholesterol
  • <2400 mg sodium
  • at least 60% calories from carbohydrate
  • 25-30 grams of fiber
no daily value
No % Daily Value
  • Trans Fat
  • Sugars
  • Protein
limit these nutrients
Limit These Nutrients

Go slow -the goal is to stay BELOW 100% of the Daily Value for each of these nutrients per day.

get enough of these nutrients
Get Enough of These Nutrients

Go for These Nutrients – Try to get 100% of the DV for each of these nutrients each day.

look at the ingredient list
Look at the Ingredient List

Plain Yogurt

INGREDIENTS: CULTURED PASTEURIZED GRADE A NONFAT MILK, WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, PECTIN, CARRAGEENAN.

Fruit Yogurt

INGREDIENTS: CULTURED GRADE A REDUCED FAT MILK, APPLES, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CINNAMON, NUTMEG, NATURAL FLAVORS, AND PECTIN. CONTAINS ACTIVE YOGURT AND L. ACIDOPHILUS CULTURES

ingredient list
Ingredient List
  • All ingredients must be listed
  • Ingredients listed in descending order by weight
nutrient content claims
Nutrient Content Claims
  • Defined by FDA regulations
  • Light = 1/3 fewer calories or 50% less fat than traditional product
  • Low-fat = one serving must contain no more than 3 grams of fat
  • Low calorie = one serving contains no more than 40 calories
health claims
Health Claims
  • Calcium-rich foods and reduced risk of osteoporosis.
  • Low-sodium foods and decreased risk of hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • Low-fat diet and reduced risk of cancer.
  • A diet high in fiber and low in fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol and the reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Folate rich foods and the reduced risk of neural tube birth defects.
more information about food labels
More Information about Food Labels-
  • FDA Web site-

http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/label.html

activity finding fat on food labels
Activity: Finding Fat on Food Labels

Please complete the worksheet and then let’s see how well we figure out food labels.

Answers:

Label A: Yogurt

1. 6 grams; 2. 12 grams;

3. 24 grams

Label B: Swiss Cheese

1. 8 grams; 2. 24 grams;

3. 64 grams

Label C: Ice cream

1. 12 grams; 2. 36 grams;

3. 48 grams

research based resources
Research-based Resources

Web site -

www.californiahealthykids.org

acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

Portions of this presentation were adapted from:

THE NUTRITION LABEL - Easy Ways to Use the Label For Healthy Eating PowerPoint, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling, and Dietary Supplements.

thank you

Thank You!

For more information or

assistance, please contact:

This program was developed by the California Department of Educations Nutrition Services Division, with funding from The California Endowment. Revisions were completed with funds from the California Department of Public Health, Network for a Healthy California, funded by the United Sates Department of Agricultures Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. In California, food stamps provide assistance to low-income households, and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For food stamp information, call 1-877-847-3663. For important nutrition information visit www.cachampionsforchange.net

Partner: California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division