What Does It Mean When the Label on Your Food Says...

•          Calories

–        Low calorie = < 40/serving

–        Reduced calorie = 25% lower in calories than regular product

–        Calorie free = <5 cal/serving

•          Fat

–        Low fat = < 3g/serving

–        Fat free = <.5 g/serving

–        Low Saturated Fat

•          < 1 g saturated fat/serving

•          <.5g trans fat/serving

•          Meat and Poultry

–        Lean

•          < 10 g fat/serving

•          <4.5 g saturated and trans fat/serving

•          <95 mg cholesterol/serving

–        Extra lean

•          < 5 g fat/serving

•          <2 g saturated and trans fat/serving

•          <95 mg cholesterol/serving

•          Sugar

–        Sugar Free < .5 g/serving

•          More

–        Light

•          1/3 fewer calories

•          ½    the fat

•          Light in texture/color

•          Na+  decreased 50%

•          Healthy

–        Low in fat (trans, saturated, cholesterol) and low in sodium w/ at least 10% daily values for vitamins A, C, Iron, Calcium, protein, and fiber

•          Good source of:              

–        Provides at least 10% of the daily value of a particular vitamin or nutrient/serving

•          High in:

–        Provides at least 20% of the daily value of a specified nutrient/serving