Presentation on theme: "How to Read a Nutrition Label to Identify Go, Slow, and Whoa Foods."— Presentation transcript:
How to Read a Nutrition Label to Identify Go, Slow, and Whoa Foods
1. Start here 2. Check calories 3. Limit these 4. Get enough of these 5% or less is low 20% or more is high % DV (daily value)
Serving Size – The size of the serving influences the number of calories and amount of nutrients. Calories measure how much energy you get from a serving of food. Fat, cholesterol & sodium – Eating too much of these may increase your risk for heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, high blood pressure and obesity. Fiber, vitamins & minerals –Eating enough of these can improve your health and help reduce the risk of some diseases. Most of us don’t get enough. Percent (%) daily value – The % DV helps you determine if a serving of food is high or low in a nutrient. 5% or less is low and 20% or more is high.
Use the Following Websites to Help You Identify Go, Slow, and Whoa foods 1.http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/go _slow_whoa.htmlhttp://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/go _slow_whoa.html 2.http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/o besity/wecan/downloads/gswtips.pdfhttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/o besity/wecan/downloads/gswtips.pdf 3.http://catchusa.org/documents/misc/GSW_with %20Intro_reduced%20format_English.pdfhttp://catchusa.org/documents/misc/GSW_with %20Intro_reduced%20format_English.pdf 4.https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/ obesity/wecan/downloads/gswflashcards.pdfhttps://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/ obesity/wecan/downloads/gswflashcards.pdf 5.http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/o besity/wecan/eat-right/choosing-foods.htmhttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/o besity/wecan/eat-right/choosing-foods.htm