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Module 1: Servings, Calories, and Percent Daily Value
This video reviews the regulation of the Nutrition Facts label and three key sections of the label: servings, calories, and percent Daily Value. When choosing and comparing packaged foods and beverages, the Nutrition Facts label can help patients make informed decisions that can have positive effects on their long-term health.
Module 2: Nutrient Overview and Nutrients to Get More Of
This video provides an overview of the nutrients listed on the Nutrition Facts label and discusses the nutrients that are important for patients to get more of. This is important because many Americans do not get the recommended amount of certain nutrients in their diets: dietary fiber, calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and iron. The video also reviews the health benefits of these nutrients and provides tips for patients to include foods with more of these nutrients in their diets.
Module 3: Nutrients to Get Less Of
Most Americans exceed the recommended limits for certain nutrients in their diets: saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars. This video reviews how the Nutrition Facts label can help patients compare and choose foods and beverages lower in these nutrients, which can help reduce their risk of developing some health conditions.
Module 4: What is the Nutrition Facts label and how do I use it?
This video provides a general overview of the four key sections of the Nutrition Facts label: servings, calories, percent Daily Value, and nutrients. The video offers practical guidance for patients on how to use the Nutrition Facts label to compare packaged foods and beverages and make healthy dietary choices. It is designed to help physicians and other healthcare professionals educate patients and is suitable to be shown directly to patients.