Using Nutrition Facts Labels

Nutrition Facts Label

Use these resources, including handouts, pamphlets and online tools, for effective lessons about food labels.

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Cartoon of doctor and patient talking The Newest Vital Sign

Pfizer Clear Health Communication Initiative.

Use a nutrition label to screen clients for low health literacy. Also available in Spanish (PDF | 1.46 MB).


How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.


Reading Food Nutrition Labels

American Heart Assocation.


Understanding the Food Label

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.

Also available as a PDF (951 KB).


Make Your Calories Count mascot Make Your Calories Count: Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.