Nutrition Facts on food labels provide information about the "food energy," or calories and nutrients, in one serving of the food inside the package. You can use Nutrition Facts for different reasons, including:
- To identify the nutrient content in one serving, and to recognize what happens to calorie and nutrient amounts when you eat larger or smaller amounts of foods.
- To find foods with less or more of certain nutrients. That's helpful if you want to:
- Cut back on some nutrients
- Consume more of the nutrients that often come up short
- To compare calories and nutrients in similar foods; such as two kinds of chips or cheeses.
- To make choices within the food groups.
Select the image on the next screen to see the nutrition facts label, and then select NEXT to practice reading