Nutrition Labels:  Why Are Nutrition Labels Significant

The nutrition label located on each and every food item, will tell you all the information about that food. For some however, this information isn’t exactly that reader friendly. Fear not, as it’s actually easier than you think.

Healthy Eating Guide:  Serving Size

This size is based on the amount people eat. Similar food items will have similar serving sizes, thus making it easier to compare 2 foods of the same category.

Healthy Eating Guide:  % Daily Value

This indicates how food will fit in a 2,000 calorie diet. This will help you to understand if the food has a lot, or just a little of the important nutrients.

The Middle Section of The Nutrition Labels

The nutrients you’ll find listed in the middle section of the nutrition labels are the ones that are most important to your health. This information can help you to calculate your daily limit of fat, fiber, sodium, and other nutrients.

Vitamins & minerals:  Healthy Eating Guide

The percent daily value found here is the exact same as the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamins and minerals.   For more at this website on Vitamins reference Vitamins Guide @ HealthyKids

Now that you know what nutrition labels stand for, it’ll be a lot easier to eat healthy.  Yes, having a healthy eating guide  is a great thing – especially when you use the nutrition labels to assist you with your food choices.

Note:  As to Kids Nutrition specifically, I’ve some excellent info on the Kids Lifestyle Page

Further Reading:  Eating Healthy on Vacation     Eating Healthy on The Run    Eating Healthy on a Budget     Eating Healthy For Vegetarians
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