Informed Food Choices

Worksheet 66    Informed Food Choices   

Part I Using Food Labels
Choose three food items to evaluate. You might want to select three similar items, such as regular, low-fat, and nonfat salad dressing, or three very different items. Record the information from their food labels in the table below.
Food Items

Serving size

Total calories cal
cal
cal

Total fat — grams g
g
g

Total fat — % Daily Value %
%
%

Saturated fat — grams g
g
g

Saturated fat — % Daily Value %
%
%

Trans fat — grams g
g
g

Cholesterol — milligrams mg
mg
mg

Cholesterol — % Daily Value %
%
%

Sodium — milligrams mg
mg
mg

Sodium — % Daily Value %
%
%

Carbohydrates (total) — grams g
g
g

Carbohydrates (total) — % Daily Value %
%
%

Dietary fiber — grams g
g
g

Dietary fiber — % Daily Value %
%
%

Sugars — grams g
g
g

Protein — grams g
g
g

Vitamin A — % Daily Value %
%
%

Vitamin C — % Daily Value %
%
%

Calcium — % Daily Value %
%
%

Iron — % Daily Value %
%
%

How do the items you chose compare? You can do a quick nutrient check by totaling the Daily Value percentages for nutrients you should limit (total fat, cholesterol, sodium) and the nutrients you should favor (dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron) for each food. Which food has the largest percent Daily Value sum for nutrients to limit? For nutrients to favor?
Food Items

Total calories cal
cal
cal

% Daily Value total for nutrients to limit (total fat, cholesterol, sodium) %
%
%

% Daily Value total for nutrients to favor (fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron) ¬¬¬_____________%_ ___%_ _%_

Sample Solution

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