Use these resources, including handouts, pamphlets and online tools, for effective lessons about food labels.
Using Nutrition Facts LabelsMake Your Calories Count: Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management
DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
This interactive online learning program helps consumers make healthy food choices while controlling calories.
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.
The Newest Vital Sign: A New Health Literacy Assessment Tool for Health Care Providers
Pfizer Clear Health Communication Initiative.
A bilingual (English and Spanish) screening tool that identifies patients at risk for low health literacy. Provides information about the patient that will help providers achieve better health outcomes.