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How to Read Nutrition Labels?

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jennifer carpenter

on 13 May 2014

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Transcript of How to Read Nutrition Labels?

How to Read Nutrition Labels?
Serving Size
Calories
Fats
Vitamins
and
minerals
Not the recommended serving!
"Typical" serving decided by manufacturer
you determine your own serving size
a unit of energy
amount listed on label is amount energy found in that serving of food
Total Fat - Total amount of fat per serving

Saturated Fats - solid at room temperature
Unsaturated Fats - Liquid at room temperature

Trans-fats - processed fats, made from heating refined oils to make solids
Micro Nutrients
core vitamins: vitamin A and C
core minerals: calcium and iron
Percent of Daily Value
To identify nutrient content of food
Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Fats - 65 g
Carbohydrates - 300 g
vitamins and minerals

Not shown: protein, trans fats, sugar

Carbohydrates
Protein
Protein

no recommended daily intake
depends on age, gender, activity level
Total Carbohydrates - 300g (55% of total intake)

Fiber - indigestible portion of plants

Sugars - Quick to absorb

What is the difference between nutrient deficient and nutrient dense food? Give an example of each.
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