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How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) resource provides information on how to read and understand food nutrition labels.  Sample labels, with captions, are depicted to encourage consumers to actively utilize the resource.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Nutrition


Institutional Author:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration





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