Do you ever read that white label on the back of your foods called Nutrition Facts? Do you understand everything on that label and its impact to you? Have you taught your children (if you have children) how to read these labels? If you can’t answer yes to all of these questions, have no fear because after reading this article, you will be able to crack the code and understand how to read food labels.
The food label below is an example of the information that is typically found on packages of the food that you buy. Click on the image to read the label.* Sometimes the labels look like this one or sometimes when there isn’t enough room, the nutrition information is listed in a delegated space on the package. Nutrition facts listed on packages are required by the Federal Food and Drug Administration in order to ensure that foods are safe for consumers.
So the next time you reach for that bag of Cheetos® or that 16oz “all-natural” juice, be sure to check out the number of servings before you eat or drink the whole thing!
*if you cannot see the label clearly, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will email the image to you.