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  • products
  • Nutrition advocates have long sought an added sugars line on the label so consumers can understand how much sugar in an item is naturally occurring, like that in fruit and dairy products, and how much is put in by the manufacturer. (townhall.com)
  • The new labels should also spur food manufacturers to add less sugar to their products," Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, an advocacy group. (townhall.com)
  • Products between one and two servings, such as a 20-ounce soda or a 15-ounce soup can, will be labeled as a single serving because that's how much people typically eat in one sitting. (townhall.com)
  • Nutrition labels can help you choose between products and keep a check on the amount of foods you're eating that are high in fat, salt and added sugars. (wordpress.com)
  • This is very useful when you want to compare different food products at a glance. (wordpress.com)
  • grams
  • All nutrition information is provided per 100 grams and sometimes per portion of the food. (wordpress.com)
  • These labels provide information on the number of grams of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt, and the amount of energy (in kJ and kcal) in a serving or portion of the food. (wordpress.com)
  • example
  • For example, the image below shows the back of pack nutrition label on a loaf of white bread. (wordpress.com)
  • For example, if you are trying to cut down on saturated fat, limit your consumption of foods that have more than 5g of saturated fat per 100g. (wordpress.com)
  • Nutrition Facts
  • Checking the nutrition facts on food labels before you buy can help you make smarter decisions about your diet. (scripps.org)
  • Leon Bruner of the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents the food industry's largest companies, said "this update is timely as diets, eating patterns and consumer preferences have changed dramatically since the Nutrition Facts panel was first introduced. (townhall.com)
  • sugars
  • The labels will also include a new "percent daily value" for sugars, telling people how much of their recommended daily intake they will get from each item. (townhall.com)
  • But any red(s) on the label means the food is high in fat, saturated fat, salt or sugars and these are the foods we should cut down on. (wordpress.com)
  • calories
  • While fat was the focus when the labels were created, calories are of greater concern these days. (townhall.com)
  • These labels include information on energy in kilojoules (kJ) and kilocalories (kcal), usually referred to as calories . (wordpress.com)
  • type
  • Once you know what type of nutrients you want to limit or get enough of, check the serving size to be sure you know just how much of each item on the label you're actually eating if you consume the entire container. (scripps.org)
  • healthier
  • Obama announced the final rules for labels at a conference organized by the Partnership for a Healthier America. (townhall.com)
  • In short, the more green(s) on the label, the healthier the choice. (wordpress.com)
  • If you buy a food that has all or mostly green(s) on the label, you know straight away that it's a healthier choice. (wordpress.com)
  • consumers
  • He said it's currently impossible for consumers studying the labels to know how much sugar fits into a reasonable diet. (townhall.com)