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Title: Reading Food Labels


1
Reading Food Labels
2
What is Nutrition Labeling
  • Information found on the labels of prepackaged
    foods
  • In Canada each prepackages food item must
    include
  • Nutritional facts table
  • Ingredients List
  • Optional nutrition claims
  • You can use all this information to make
    healthier food choices and achieve overall good
    health

3
Did you know that Nutritional labeling became
mandatory for all prepackaged foods on Dec. 12,
2007!
4
Nutritional Facts Table
  • Look at the labels on your desk. Make a list of
    the information included on it!

5
The Nutritional Facts Table
  • Gives you information about
  • Calories
  • 13 core nutrients
  • daily value (DV) of nutrients
  • Based on the AMOUNT OF FOOD
  • http//www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Videos/Nutrition-
    Labelling/Episode-1-of-5--Introduction-to-Nutritio
    n-Labellin

6
Core Nutrients
  • Fat
  • saturated and trans
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fibre
  • Sugars
  • Proteins
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron

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What percentage of your calories
  • You should intakes 10-35 of your calories in
    the form of Proteins
  • On a 1 800 calorie diet that is 50-145 g/ day
  • You should intakes 45-65 of your calories in
    the form of CARBS
  • On a 1 800 calorie diet that is 210-290 g/ day
  • You should intakes 20-35 of your calories in
    the form of fat
  • On a 1 800 calorie diet that is 40-65 g/ day

9
Good Fat vs. Bad Fat
  • Good Fat from oils, nuts, seeds and fatty fish
  • Omega-3 fat in milk, cheese, eggs, fatty ish
  • Omega-6 fat in most oils
  • Good fat helps to lower cholesterol
  • Bad Fat increase cholesterol levels and heart
    disease
  • Saturated should only be 10 of calorie intake
  • trans fat should be as close to zero as possible

10
Why use the Nutrition Facts Table?
  • You can use the Nutrition Facts table to
  • Choose products more easily.
  • Compare two products to make better food choices
    for you and your family.
  • Learn about the nutrition information of the
    foods you eat.
  • Better manage special diets.
  • Increase or decrease your intake of any nutrient.

11
Did you know?
  • Using the Nutrition Facts table is worth it!
  • Making healthy food choices can help reduce your
    risk of nutrition-related chronic diseases such
    as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

12
Where do you find the Nutrition Facts Table?
  • Almost all pre-packaged foods have a Nutrition
    Facts table. It looks the same on most foods.
    This makes it easy to find and easy to read.
  • Not all foods need to have a Nutrition Facts
    table. These foods are not required to have a
    Nutrition Facts table
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Raw meat and poultry (except when it is ground)
  • Raw fish and seafood
  • Foods prepared or processed at the store (bakery
    items, salads, etc)
  • Foods that contain very few nutrients such as
    coffee, tea, herbs and spices
  • Alcoholic beverages

13
Next class
  • We will look at daily value
  • You will also be completing a food label handout!
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