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Ric's Food Choices

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Ric’s blood pressure was slightly higher the last time he visited his doctor. The doctor told him to cut back on the amount of sodium he eats. Use the Nutrition Facts labels to help Ric choose foods that will help him follow his doctor’s advice. Write the number of your choice for each pair:

  • Tomato or pineapple juice?
    1. tomato juice label says:
      Serving size: ¾ cup (177 ml)
      Sodium: 660 mg
    2. pineapple juice label says:
      Serving size: ¾ cup (177 ml)
      Sodium: 10mg
  • Soy or light soy sauce?
    1. soy sauce label says:
      Serving size: 1 tablespoon
      Sodium: 920mg
    2. light soy sauce label says:
      Serving size: 1 tablespoon
      Sodium: 600mg
  • Dry roasted peanuts, unsalted or beef jerky?
    1. dry roasted peanuts label says:
      Serving size: 1 ounce
      Sodium: 0mg
    2. beef jerky label says:
      Serving size: 1 ounce
      Sodium: 460mg
  • Canned pork, regular or chicken siopao (steamed bun with chicken filling)?
    1. canned pork label says:
      Serving size: 2 ounces (56g)
      Sodium: 300mg
    2. chicken siopao label says:
      Serving size: 1 tablespoon
      Sodium: 600mg
  • Pork rinds or crackers, low sodium?
    1. Pork rinds label says:
      Serving size: 1 ounce (15g)
      Sodium: 300mg
    2. Crackers label says:
      Serving size: 5 crackers
      Sodium: 35mg

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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

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