Understanding Food Labels

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    Understanding Food Labels

    Understanding Food Labels October 13th 2012 The 5/20 rule is very useful to decide whether a food is good or worth the calorie intake. The 5/20 rule is when you make sure the food has at least 5% of the daily value. In my fridge is a can of Pepsi a 12fl. Oz can is

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    Understanding Food Labels Jacqueline Allen SCI/241 February 7, 2013 Professor John Menez Abstract The purpose of this paper is to provide consumers with the knowledge they need to choose the right food to bring themselves to their healthiest level. Based on their lifestyle and medical issues they can get the right balance by using the 5/20 rule as well as the six key label facts to assist them in making good decision choices and getting the nutrients they need for overall good health.

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    Understanding Food Labels Crystal Hayes SCI/241 Nutrition August 20, 2013 Carlene Graham Understanding Food Labels According to the video “The Food Label and You” the 5/20 Rule is a guideline to the percentage of daily nutrients your body needs. For good nutrients such as calcium, fiber and vitamins you want the daily percentage to be closer to 20%. For bad nutrients such as oils, sodium, fat and carbs you want the daily percentage to be closer to 5%. Here is an example from my pantry.

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    Understanding Food Labels

    Understanding Food Labels The 5/20 rule pertains to the nutrients in a food product. If a food has 5% of a specific nutrient that you want, it is too low, such as: Calcium or Vitamin C, or D. If a food has 20% of a specific nutrient than you want, then it is high, or meets the labels percentage of that particular nutrient. This 5/20 rule can be used for unwanted nutrients such as: cholesterol, sodium, or saturated fat. An example of a food that I have in my own pantry would be: Uncle

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    Week One Understanding Food Labels

    Understanding Nutritional Labels Understand Nutritional Labels Nutritional labels provide very useful dietary information if you know how to understand what you are reading and can use the information it provides to make informed decisions about your diet. Using the 5/20 Rule According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website in a video titled “The Food Label and You” the 5/20 rule is simple

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    Understanding Food Lables

    the video and reading about food labels has helped me to learn what I need to start looking for when I go shopping . I had never heard of the 5/20 rule before nor have I ever really understood what the food label was trying to tell everyone. I have a better understanding now and will defiantly be looking at the labels on everything that I buy. The 5/20 rule is a rule that pertains to nutrients in foods. When shopping for foods you look at the nutrients in that food and see if it contains a

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    UNDERSTANDING FOOD LABELS When we buy food in the nearest grocery store , do we often think of what is written on the labels ? Do we read the labels for the products which we buy every day ? It appears that food labels carry significant information about ingredients and nutrients , which we have to take into account when we decide on buying this or that food product foods at the nearest grocery store. I sometimes catch myself on the thought that I do not look at labels , especially

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    University of Phoenix Material Understanding Food Labels Worksheet Part A: Analyzing a Food Label Complete the table below by filling in the requested items. Use the food label of your favorite snack to obtain the information needed. |Name of Product | | |Serving Size |1 Bar | |Number of servings per |6 | |container-package |

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    Food Label Worksheet Sci/241

    University of Phoenix Material Understanding Food Labels Worksheet Part A: Analyzing a Food Label Complete the table below by filling in the requested items. Use the food label of your favorite snack to obtain the information needed. |Name of Product | | |Serving Size |1 oz (About 15 Chips) | |Number of servings per |About 3 | |container-package |

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    the first Food Diary Checkpoint, there was only a 0.1 cup of milk daily intake, while in the second Food Diary Checkpoint revealed that now there is an average intake of 1.5 cups of milk. Also, because of the incorporation of oatmeal into my diet there has been an increase in fiber. However, most of the results from the second Food Diary Checkpoint show that my diet basically consists of most of the same foods as before, foods that are low in nutrient density. For instance, in the 1st Food Diary Checkpoint

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