Nutrition Label Worksheet
Using a food of your choice, complete the following information. pertinent parts of the package Attach
to this worksheet……minimum should be the Nutrition Facts and ingredient list.
name of product _____________________________________________
serving size _________________ number of servings _____________
main ingredient in product ______________________________________
Is the product fortified or enriched? See notes for definitions. If so, with what nutrients?
Common label terms...... check your text for their definitions. Is there an indication that these are used
on your label? What nutrients are they referring to?
“high” in any nutrients? If so, which ones?
“good source” of any nutrients? If so, which ones?
“reduced” in Calories or any nutrients? Again, if so, which ones?
“free” in fat, saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, cholesterol or Calories? Once more, which ones?
Are there any of the acceptable health claims made regarding the product? Describe. Again, check your text for those which are allowed by the FDA.
There are three important forms of carbohydrates, two which are listed on labels - sugar (simple, energy
source) and fiber (complex, not digested); the third is starch (complex, energy source). How many grams of each are found in this product?
With your label, find the following information about the macronutrients.
grams of carbohydrate (less dietary fiber) per serving __________
grams of protein per serving __________
grams of fat per serving __________
Each of these nutrients supply energy. Calculate the Caloric content from each nutrient, then determine the total Calories per serving.
__________ grams of carbohydrate x 4 Calories/gram = __________ Carb Calories
__________ grams of protein x 4 Calories/gram = __________ Protein Calories
__________ grams of fat x 9 Calories/gram = __________ Fat Calories
__________ Total Calories
How does this match up with the total number of Calories per serving listed on the nutrition label?
Now calculate the percent of Calories coming from each of the energy nutrients for a serving of this food.
Use the Calories from the above calculations. Note that the sum of the percentages from carbohydrates, protein and fat should add up to approximately 100%.
Carb Calories x 100 = __________% of Calories from carbs
Protein Calories x 100 = __________% of Calories from protein
Fat Calories x 100 = __________% of Calories from fat
By the way, is this food Kosher?
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