Interactive Nutrition Facts Label

Interactive Nutrition Facts Label

The Nutrition Facts label found on packaged foods and beverages is your daily tool for making informed food choices that contribute to healthy lifelong eating habits.

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Calories

Calories refers to the total number of calories, or "energy," supplied from all sources (carbohydrate, fat, protein, and alcohol) in a serving of the food.

To achieve or maintain a healthy body weight, balance the number of calories you eat and drink with the number of calories your body uses.

2,000 calories a day is used as a general guide for nutrition advice. Your calorie needs may be higher or lower and vary depending on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity level. Learn your number at ChooseMyPlate.gov/Resources/MyPlatePlan.

As a general guide:

  • 100 calories per serving of an individual packaged food is considered moderate
  • 400 calories or more per serving of an individual packaged food is considered high
Tip: The terms "fat-free" and "no added sugars" do not mean "calorie-free." These food items may have as many calories as the regular versions. Always check the Nutrition Facts label and compare the calories and nutrients in the modified version to the regular version.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1 1/2 cup (208g)
Amount Per Serving
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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