All about Food Labels In 1990, the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act went into effect. The USDA and the FDA designed the requirements so that consumers would have useful information about the food they eat. But how do you make sense of a food label?
Nutrition Facts, reading food labels Food labels are more than just a federal requirement â€“ once you understand the information they provide, you can use food labels as a guide to planning healthier meals and snacks.
READ THE LABEL After May 8, 1994, a new food label is required on almost all foods in the grocery store. You can tell if the label is new by its title. The new label says "Nutrition Facts" in large letters at the top. By reading the new label, you can find:How many servings a food package contains, The total number of calories in the food...etc.
Truth in Labeling Campaign The Truth in Labeling Campaign - Focuses on the issue of monosodium glutamate in food and drugs, which some people consider is causing their health symptoms.
Understanding Food Labels To learn about the new food labels, just click on the topic you are interested in. The new food labels are designed for children over 4 years of age and adults.