In 1994, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced a new food label. The Nutrition Facts Label helps us understand the nutrients that each food adds to our diet. All items on the label can be trusted as true information about the product to be eaten. This fact sheet will help you “label read” to meet your needs on a special diet. New labels have percent daily values listed for a set group of nutrients. These values are based on the FDA recommended 2000 calorie diet. Using percent daily values can help you choose foods that are within your special diet needs.
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