Nutrition Facts Label Programs & Materials
NOTE: FDA is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. For more information, see Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label.
Resources for Using & Promoting this Easy Health Tool
FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has a wealth of educational materials that make it easy to understand and use the Nutrition Facts Label. Consumers, educators, teachers, dietitians, and health professionals are invited to check out the many campaigns and printables available below.
FDA’s Read the Label Youth Outreach Campaign is the next generation of the award-winning Spot the Block campaign. This hands-on initiative challenges kids (ages 9 to 13) to use the Nutrition Facts Label to make healthy food choices. With engaging content, parent information, and grassroots outreach, kids and families across the United States can Read the Label today—and every day!
Understanding & Using the Nutrition Facts Label
The Nutrition Facts Label is an easy tool for making quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet. FDA offers a variety of resources for understanding and using the Nutrition Facts Label.
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Over 75% of the sodium you eat comes from packaged and restaurant foods. The Nutrition Facts Label on food and beverage packages is a useful tool for making healthful dietary choices. FDA offers informative education materials that provide practical tips for using the label to reduce sodium in your diet.
Make Your Calories Count Campaign
Make Your Calories Count is an interactive learning program that provides consumers with information to help plan a healthful diet while managing calorie intake. The exercises will help consumers use the food label to make decisions about which food choice is right for them.
Nutrition for Older Adults
Good nutrition can help older adults feel their best and stay strong. It can also help reduce the risk of and/or manage the symptoms of some diseases that are common among older adults.
Nutrients & Food
Understanding nutrients in foods can help consumers use the Nutrition Facts Label more effectively, and enable them to make choices that best suit their own health needs. Resources for becoming familiar with nutrients and their role in a healthy diet can be found here.