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FOOD LABEL ACTIVITYAssignment #1This project is worth 10% of your grade.In 1990, the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act went into effect. The USDA and FDA designedthe requirements so that consumers would have useful information about the food they eat. Buthow do you make sense of a food label?According to theNutrition Labeling and Education Act, all food labels must contain the followinginformation:Common name of the productName and address of the product’s manufacturerNet contents in terms of weight, measure, or countIngredient ListNutrition InformationThis is an example, of the percentage of each nutrient in a sample product:Complete this information for one of your selections (an example of how it should becompleted is provided below):GramsCalculationTotalCalories% ofTotalCaloriesCalories157100%Fat11 x 996%Protein22 x 485%Carbohydrate3535 x 414089%Product #1Product #2Name of ProductCocoa KrispiesOatmeal Crème PiesManufacturerKellogg’sLittle Debbie, McKee Foods,P.O. Box 750 Collegedale, TN37315Serving Size1 cup1 CookieNutrition Information:Total K calories160 cal171 calTotal Fat, gm1 g7 gSaturated Fat, gm1 g3 gTrans Fat, gm0 g0 gCholesterol, mg0 mg0 mgSodium, mg150 mg150 mgTotal Carbohydrate (CHO), gm35 g26 gDietary Fiber, gm0 g1 gSugars, gm15 g13 g
Protein, gm2 g1 gVitamins/Minerals(% of Daily Values)Vitamin D: 10%Calcium: 0%Iron: 40%Potassium: 0%Thiamin: 20%Riboflavin: 20%Niacinamide: 20%Vitamin B6: 20%Folic acid: 30%Vitamin B12: 20%Vitamin D: 0%Calcium: 0%Iron: 4%Potassium: 0%IngredientsRice, sugar, cocoa processedwith alkali, semisweetchocolate (sugar, chocolate,dextrose), contains 2% or lessof hydrogenated vegetable oil(coconut, soybean and/orcottonseed), salt, malt flavor,natural flavorCorn syrup, enriched bleachedflour (wheat flour, barley malt,niacin, reduced iron, thiaminmononitrate [vitamin B1],

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