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  • 1. Using Nutrition Labels: Carbohydrates Serving SizeNutrition Facts Look at the serving size. All the information on the label is based Serving Size 1 cup (228g) on this portion. Servings Per Container 2 Servings per ContainerAmount Per ServingCalories 260 Calories from Fat 120 The number of servings contained in the package. % Daily Value*Total Fat 13g 20% Guidelines for Carbohydrate Saturated Fat 5g 25% Look at the total grams ofCholesterol 30mg 10% carbohydrate in the serving size.Sodium 660mg 28% 1 carbohydrate choiceTotal Carbohydrate 31g 10% = 15 grams of carbohydrate Dietary Fiber 0g 0% Ignore the total grams of sugars. Sugar 5g They are included in the total Protein 5g grams of carbohydrate. Vitamin A 4% • Vitamin C 2% Range of Carbohydrate Calcium 15% • Iron 4% Grams Per Choice* Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be Carbohydrate Carbohydrate higher or lower depending on your Grams/Choice Choices 1/2 calorie needs: 6-10 Calories: 2,000 2,500 11-20 1 Total Fat Less 65g 80g 21-25 1 1/2 than Saturated Less 20g 25g 26-35 2 Fat than 36-40 2 1/2 Cholesterol Less 300mg 300mg 41-50 3 than 51-55 3 1/2 Sodium Less 2400mg 2400mg than 56-65 4 Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g 66-70 4 1/2 Dietary Fiber 25g 30g 71-80 5Calories per gram: *If a food has 5 or more gramsFat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4 of fiber, subtract the total grams of fiber from the total carbohydrate before using the table above.Source: Reprinted with permission from the International DiabetesCenter, Minneapolis, MN; 2001.