Aug 15, 2018
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Nutrition Labeling on Supermarket Shelves

The portion size is what you might sit down and eat in one setting.    Food packaging and food wrappers may also sport fancy flags and banners with various nutrition claims. ... The following definitions apply:     Calorie Free – contains less than 5 calories per labeled serving     Low Calorie –has 40 calories or less per labeled serving     Reduced Calorie – has 25% or fewer calories per labeled serving than the reference item     Fat Free – has less than 0.5gm of fat per labeled serving     Low Fat – has 3gm or less of fat per labeled serving     Reduced Fat – has at least 25% less fat per serving than the reference item     Cholesterol Free – has less then 2mg of cholesterol per labeled serving     Low Cholesterol – has 20mg of cholesterol or less per labeled serving     Sodium Free – has less than 5mg of sodium per labeled serving     Low Sodium – has 140mg or less of sodium per labeled serving     Very Low Sodium – has 35mg or less of sodium per labeled serving     Reduced Sodium – has at least 25% less sodium per labeled serving     Sugar Free – has less than 0.5gm of sugar per labeled serving     Low Sugar –this term is not defined and may not be used     Reduced Sugar – has at least 25% less sugar per labeled serving      Many products now have various symbols that can help lead us to making healthier choices.
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