Footnote with Daily Values

The Asterisk

The asterisk (*) following the heading “% Daily Value” on the Nutrition Facts Label refers to the standard footnote at the bottom of all labels, which specifies that some of the %DVs are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet. A 2,000 calorie daily diet is often used as the basis for general nutrition advice; however, your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Calorie needs vary according to age, gender, height, weight, and physical activity level. Check your calorie needs at http://www.choosemyplate.gov.

Daily Value Recommendations

If there is enough space available on the food package, the footnote on the Nutrition Facts Label will also list the Daily Values for some key nutrients. These are given for both a 2,000 and 2,500 calorie daily diet. This section also includes goals regarding how much or how little of a nutrient to aim for in your daily diet. The Daily Values for some nutrients are different for a 2,000 or 2,500 calorie diet, while others (cholesterol and sodium) remain the same for both calorie amounts.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 package (272g)
Amount Per Serving
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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