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Food labels tell you what you need to know about choosing foods that are lower in calories. Here's what a food label for canned peaches in
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Nutrition Facts labels tell you what you need to know about choosing foods that are lower in calories. Here is a Nutrition Facts label for a can of fruit cocktail in fruit juice.
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