Reading Labels and Fun Food Facts

Tips on Reading Labels

If it says

Fat Free

Low Fat

Reduced Fat or Less Fat

Saturated Fat Free

Low Saturated Fat

Reduced or Less Saturated Fat

Cholesterol Free

Low Cholesterol

It means

Less than .05g fat per serving

3g or less fat per serving

At least 25% less fat per serving

Less than .05g saturated fat per serving

1g or less and no more than 15% of calories from saturated fat per serving

At least 25% less saturated fat per serving when compared with similar food

Less than 2mg cholesterol per serving and 2g or less saturated fat per serving

20 mg or less cholesterol per serving and 2g or less saturated fat per serving


Fun Food Tips … Did you know?

Choosing pretzels out of a vending machine instead of potato chips can save 9 grams of fat.

Starting a meal with a glass of water will curb your appetite.

A root beer float made with 1/2 cup of low fat ice cream and 8 oz. of root beer has only 3g of fat!

Fortune cookies are usually fat free!

 

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