Food Label Confusion

Food Label Confusion

Food Label Confusion

Are you an avid food label reader or do you ignore them because you don’t know what to look for?

Food labels can be a bit intimidating because there is so much information and it can be confusing to understand.
Here’s a quick tip if you’re trying to figure out if something would be considered “high” or “low” in a fat, cholesterol, sodium, or vitamins and minerals (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron):
Look at the numbers listed under the column labeled as “% Daily Value”.

  • 5% or less would be considered “low”
  • 10% would be considered “moderate”
  • 20% or higher would be considered “high”

You want to limit your intake of fat, cholesterol, and sodium,
and aim to increase your intake of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

There is no one food that is perfect or complete in all nutrients so it is very important to eat a variety of foods with a focus on colorful fruits and vegetables.

Post your food pictures on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and tag @Healthy.Selfie to be featured on our page.

Looking for Los Angeles Top Nutritionist? call (844) 314-1432 or by email This is a chance for us to get to know each other. We will evaluate your needs and goals, while I will guide you on the right track. I can work one-on-one in person, by phone or video chat for out-of-area clients.


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