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Food Labeling What are “Daily Values”?
What are “Daily Values”? Nutrient standards used for nutrition labeling, based on the RDA for vitamins & most minerals, but limited to a single value for each nutrient
“daily values” for carbohydrate, fat and saturated fat are based on the recommended percentage of calories (30% for fat, 10% for saturated fat, 60% for carbohydrate)
DV for cholesterol & sodium are based on suggested upper limits Required Nutrient Info on Labels
Required Nutrient Info on Labels Total fat in grams & % DV
Saturated fat in grams & % DV
Cholesterol in mg & % DV
Sodium in milligrams & % DV
Total carbohydrate (g & % DV) plus breakdown showing fiber & sugars, including natural sugars, in grams & %DV
Protein in grams
% DV of vitamins A & C, Calcium, & Iron Regulations Behind Label Regulations Behind Label Claims “Healthy” Must contain at least 10% of the “daily value” of at least one of these: Vit A, Vit C, iron, calcium, protein, fiber Must contain no more than 20% of the Daily Value for the following: Total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium Exceptions: fresh & some frozen or canned fruits & vegetables More Label Claims
More Label Claims
“good source” 10 to 19% of the Daily Value per serving
“high in” “rich in”
“excellent source of” 20% or more of the Daily Value for that nutrient per serving Other Examples of Other Examples of Regulated Label Terms Free: as in fat free, sugar free, sodium free
Light or lite: 1/3 fewer calories than comparison food, or 50% less fat or sodium
Low calorie: 40 calories or less per serving
Reduced calorie: 25% fewer calories than comparison food
Low sodium: 140 mg or less per serving
Low fat: 3g or less fat per serving Other Label Content
Other Label Content
Ingredient list: in descending order of predominance by weight
Approved Health Claims: link nutrients & food constituents to disease states There are 14 possible claims that may be made if the food meets the requirement for the claim (see text, p. 55 & next slide) Examples of Health Claims
Examples of Health Claims Calcium & reduced risk of osteoporosis >20% DV for Ca no more phosphorus than Ca
Soy protein & reduced risk of heart disease at least 6.25 g soy protein per serving
Fruits & vegetables & reduced cancer risk low in fat (<3g per serving) good source of vit A, vit C, or fiber(>10% DV) ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PUBH 1517 taught by Professor Paula.goldberg during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.
- Winter '11