Reading and understanding nutrition labels can help you:
- Make healthier eating choices
- Stick to one serving size
- Know what you are putting into your body
- Be aware of hidden ingredients
Typical nutrition label includes:
Serving size: this tells you what a serving size is supposed to be. It also tells you how many total servings there are in the container.
Amount of calories: amount given is per serving.
% DV: percent daily values. This is based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Limit These Nutrients: this area discusses fats, cholesterol, and sodium.
Get Enough of These: this section shares vitamins that are important for our diet.
Nutrition Label Tip Card: Nutrition Labels