NUTRITIONALS

UNDERSTANDING A NUTRITIONAL LABEL 

The information in the main or top section (see #1-4 and #6 on the sample nutrition label below), can vary with each food product; it contains product-specific information (serving size, calories, and nutrient information). The bottom part (see #5 on the sample label below) contains a footnote with Daily Values (DVs) for 2,000 and 2,500 calorie diets. This footnote provides recommended dietary information for important nutrients, including fats, sodium and fiber. The footnote is found only on larger packages and does not change from product to product.

In the following Nutrition Facts label I have colored certain sections to help you focus on those areas that will be explained in detail. You will not see these colors on the food labels on products you purchase.

It is our goal to to our best to keep you informed as changes are made to the lunch menu, however, please keep in contact with your child's individual lunch buildings lunch room if questions do arise.

Sample Label for Macaroni and Cheese

Start Here Check Calories Limit these Nutrients Get Enough of these Nutrients Footnote Quick Guide to %DVSample label for Macaroni and Cheese

 

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