5 Easy Steps to Read the Nutrition Facts Table

5 Easy Steps to Read the Nutrition Facts Table:

 1.    Serving Size – Always compare the serving size on the package with the amount that you eat.

2.    Calories – Calories tell you how much energy you get from one serving of a packaged food.

3.    Percent daily Value % – The %Daily Value ranks nutrients on a scale of 0% to 100%. This scale tells you if there is a little (no more than 5%) or a lot (more than 15%) of a nutrient in one serving of a packaged food.

4.    Get less of these nutrients

  • Saturated fat and Trans fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium

5.    Get more of these nutrients

  • Fibre
  • Vitamin A and Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron

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