How to Read a Nutrition Label

To maintain a healthy weight and eat well balanced meals, it is important to read and understand what you are putting in your body. Just like we have certain types of fuel to put in our cars that make them run efficiently, you have to put certain types of fuel in your body to make it run efficiently. Understanding how to read a nutritional label will help you put the best fuel in your body. You must pay attention to calories, serving size, fat, sodium (salt), carbohydrates (sugars), vitamins and mineral content.

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US Food and Drug Association How to read Nutrition Facts Label