Deciphering the Nutrition Facts Label: Do You Know What You're Eating?
|Serving Size: 1 cup|
|Servings Per Container: 2|
Calories and Calories From Fat
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 370 Calories from Fat 140|
Nutrients to Limit
|Total Fat 15.5 g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 4 g||20%|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 15 mg||5%|
|Sodium 660 mg||28%|
Nutrients to Get Enough of
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||12%|
The Percent Daily Value (%DV)
*Percent Daily Values
are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
|Total Fat||Less than||65 g||80 g|
|Saturated Fat||Less than||20 g||25 g|
|Cholesterol||Less than||300 mg||300 mg|
|Sodium||Less than||2,400 mg||2,400 mg|
|Total Carbohydrate||300 g||375 g|
|Dietary Fiber||25 g||30 g|
|% Daily Value*|
|Sugars 9 g|
|Protein 11 g|
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics http://www.eatright.org/
United States Food and Drug Administration http://www.fda.gov/
Canada's Food Guide http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/
Dietitians of Canada http://www.dietitians.ca/
Calcium. Office of Dietary Supplements website. Available at: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/. Accessed September 7, 2012.
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 09/07/2012 -
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