Use these resources, including handouts, pamphlets and online tools, for effective lessons about food labels.
Using Nutrition Facts LabelsAssess Your Client's Health Literacy with this Tool
Pfizer Clear Health Communication Initiative.
Learn to Use the Nutrition Facts Label to Control Calories
DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Food Smarts: Understanding Food Labels
A resource for teenagers that offers facts and tips to help make healthy food choices.
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label
DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.
An overview of the Nutrition Facts label with helpful tips and information.
Nutrition Facts: An Interactive Guide to Food Labels
This interactive guide to the Nutrition Facts label can help people to understand what they're eating so that they can make healthier choices.
Reading Food Labels: American Heart Assocation
American Heart Assocation.
Definitions of frequent terms used on a food label such as free, low, and lean.
Understanding the Food Label
Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.
Includes information about regulations concerning what health claims can be made, benefits of the food label, organic labeling, ingredient list and how to make food comparisons based on the label. Also available as a PDF (951 KB).
What's on a Food Label? (PDF | 256 KB)
Kansas State University.
A eight page handout showing how food labels can help make healthy food choices. Reviews nutrition content claims and health claims.