Download Read the Nutrition Facts Label To Choose Foods (445k) handout.
Nutrition Facts labels tell you what you need to know about choosing foods that are lower in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. Here's a Nutrition Facts label for a carton of whole milk. The label tells you:
The Choice Is Yours—Compare!
Which one would you choose? Except for calories and saturated fat, fat-free milk has all the nutrients of whole milk, including the calcium. That makes fat-free milk a better choice! Read Nutrition Facts labels, and choose products to 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