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Mariano's Food Choices

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

  • Tomato Juice or Orange Juice?
    1. Tomato Juice food label says:
      Serving size: 8 fl oz (240mL)
      Sodium: 750mg
    2. Orange Juice food label says:
      Serving size: 8 fl oz (240mL)
      Sodium: 5mg
  • Corn Tortillas or Flour Tortillas?
    1. Corn Tortillas food label says:
      Serving size: 2, 6-inch (48g)
      Sodium: 80mg
    2. Flour Tortillas food label says:
      Serving size: 2, 6-inch (48g)
      Sodium: 230mg
  • Canned Chicken or Roasted Chicken (Boneless, Skinless Breasts)?
    1. Canned Chicken food label says:
      Serving size: 1 can (88g)
      Sodium: 345mg
    2. Roasted Chicken (Boneless, Skinless Breasts) food label says:
      Serving size: 3 oz (85g)
      Sodium: 30mg
  • Thin Pretzels or Baked Tortilla Chips?
    1. Thin Pretzels food label says:
      Serving size: 1 fl oz (28g/about 10 pretzels)
      Sodium: 480mg
    2. Baked Tortilla Chips food label says:
      Serving size: 8 fl oz (28g/about 10 chips)
      Sodium: 170mg

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Information on this page is taken from the English print version of “Your Heart, Your Life, 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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