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This Power Point can be used to teach students how to correctly read a food label. It teaches them to look at ingredients, serving size, and nutrients.

This Power Point can be used to teach students how to correctly read a food label. It teaches them to look at ingredients, serving size, and nutrients.

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How to read a food label Presentation Transcript

  • 1. THE FOOD LABEL
  • 2. Why a
    • it is a source of consumer education
    • it is mandatory
    • food statements must meet FDA/USDA definitions
    • health claims and affects of diet on health
    • makes comparison of products easy
    • helps you balance food choices
    FOOD LABEL?
  • 3. FOOD LABELS AND THE NUTRITION FACTS
    • all foods have pros + and cons -
    • look at the total label for the total picture
    • can find 14 pieces of information
  • 4. 1. SERVING SIZES
    • must give the servings size in a consistent realistic household and metric measures
    • uniform across product lines
    • sizes are close to amount people eat
    * 28g = 1oz. * 1g = 1,000mg
    • ~total servings per container are listed
  • 5. 2. INGREDIENTS
    • listed in descending order of weight
    • required on most foods
    • sources of some will be stated by name to help people better identify ingredients
  • 6. 3. % of NUTRITION BASE
    • is a footnote that is on all labels
    • the % of daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
    • this is based on current dietary guidance
    • facilitating the basics of planning a good diet
  • 7. 4. Key Nutrients (+)
    • choose products with a higher % of daily value from the key nutrients
    • nutrients with over 10% Daily Value are considered good sources
    • dietary fiber
    • protein
    • Vitamin A
    • calcium
    • vitamin C
    • iron
    key important nutrients are:
  • 8. Reasons the Six Key Nutrients * are Good for Your Health
    • protein (5g or more): body cell growth
    • dietary fiber: regulation of digestion
    • vitamin A: night vision
    • vitamin C: healing of tissue
    • iron: health blood
    • calcium: strong bones and teeth
    nutrients* that relate to health concerns as heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis
  • 9. 5. Excessive Nutrients
    • too much can cause health problems
    • eat in moderation
    • over 200 calories is too many
    • 10 % or more of fat, cholesterol, and sodium is excessive
  • 10. SUMMARY
    • in order to“get the total picture” when reading a food label, one needs to understand the complete label, not just one portion, in order to make an informed decision about the planned daily food intake
    • use the % of Daily Value to quickly compare foods and understand how the serving fits into a 2,000 calorie diet
    • plan a daily menu to meet the % Daily Value to help one eat a balanced diet
    • the nutritions should = 100% of the key nutrition for a health daily menu plan
    • avoid buying and consuming foods with excessive nutrition's
  • 11. … With this new “tool” one’s decision making related to nutrition food intake and purchasing is made easier. Good nutrition eating!