Download Read the Nutrition Facts Label for Sodium! (397k) handout.
Nutrition Facts labels tell you what you need to know about choosing foods that are lower in sodium. Here is a Nutrition Facts label for frozen peas and carrots.
Example: Frozen peas and carrots
The Choice Is Yours—Compare!
Frozen peas and carrots are lower in sodium than canned. Read the labels, and choose foods that are lower in sodium to help keep your heart strong.
Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: A Community Health Worker's Manual.” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, NIH Publication No. 08-3674, Originally Printed 1999, Revised May 2008.
Last Updated March 2012