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Nutrition labeling, tools for its use


Author:
Peterkin, Betty B., Nichols, Jennie, and Junker, Cynthia Cromwell
Source:
USDA
Year:
0000
Subject:
nutrition education, food choices, Recommended Dietary Allowances, U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances, and consumer education
Abstract:
Abstract: An information bulletin of the USDA encourages Americans to learn how to use nutrition information on food labels to improve their diets by setting goals for meal planning. An understanding of the label information helps shoppers make better food choices at the supermarket. A sample of what kind of information every nutrition panel must contain, as well as additional information a manufacturer may print on the label is given. In order to use labeling to evaluate the nutritional quality of the foods, consumers must know the nutrients supplied by foods, check their diets, and count calories. A 7 step method for comparing food energy and nutrients in any diet with recommended dietary intakes is given. Two tables present the nutrient composition of 900 foods and percentages of the U.S. RDAs needed to meet Recommended Dietary Allowances for men, women and children of different ages. Foods that are good sources of nutrients are listed.
Format:
57 p. ; 26 cm. --
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
Series:
Agriculture information bulletin ; no. 382
Collection:
USDA publications
Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/CAT10534635