How Well Do You Understand Nutrition Labels?

They're printed on almost everything we eat...are you reading them correctly?
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Question 1/12

functionalfitmag.com
What must be taken into important consideration when reading about the serving size on nutrition labels if you want to determine the nutritional value of whatever you're eating?
How many servings per container there are
How large or small the serving size is
If the manufacturer used standardized procedures to set serving sizes
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Question 2/12

huffpost.com
The information most commonly shown on nutrition labels is based on a diet of how many calories per day?
2,000
5,000
12,000
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Question 3/12

squarespace.com
The American Heart Association recommends limiting which of the following nutrients?
Sodium
Sugars
Carbohydrates
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Question 4/12

whstatic.com
Which of the following is NOT one of the beneficial nutrients that the American Heart Association encourages you to get much of?
Dietary Fiber
Sugars
Iron
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Question 5/12

mensfitness.com
True or False: "Partially hydrogenated oil" in the ingredient list means that the food contains trans fat.
True
False
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Question 6/12

wordpress.com
True or False: It is illegal for food packagers to list zero grams of trans fat on a nutrition label if there is even a trace of trans fat.
True
False
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Question 7/12

psu.edu
What do calories measure?
How much energy you get from food
How much unhealthy nutritens your food contains
How quickly your body can turn this food into energy
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Question 8/12

huffpost.com
According to the Food & Drug Administration, based on a 2,000 calorie diet, how many calories is the limit to be considered "low" per serving.
10
40
80
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Question 9/12

precisionchiroga.com
Which of the following is another name for sugars that can be listed under the ingredients on a nutrition label?
dextrose
Yello #6
partially hydrogenated oil
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Question 10/12

udisglutenfree.com
True or False: Only animal products contain cholesterol.
True
False
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Question 11/12

fitbie.com
What does "%DV" stand for?
Percent Daily Vitamin
Percent Dietary Value
Percent Daily Value
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Question 12/12

inchargefitnesscenter.com
Which of the following types of fat should you consume the most of? (Consuming this fat instead of other types of fat may actually improve your cholesterol levels.)
Trans Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Saturated Fat
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Are you REALLY reading those nutrition labels, or just pretending to know what they mean? Time to visit fda.gov and take a refresher course!

C+, Amateur Nutritionist

poynter.org
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You may not know everything there is to know about nutrition labels, but you're getting there! With a bit more studying and experience, you'll be a seasoned nutritionist one day.

B+, Nutritionist In Trainn

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Right!
You definitely know what you're doing when you're reading those nutrition labels! I'm sure your pantry is full of so many healthy snacks and treats.

A+, Seasoned Nutritionist

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1
What must be taken into important consideration when reading about the serving size on nutrition labels if you want to determine the nutritional value of whatever you're eating?
How many servings per container there are
How large or small the serving size is
If the manufacturer used standardized procedures to set serving sizes
2
The information most commonly shown on nutrition labels is based on a diet of how many calories per day?
2,000
5,000
12,000
3
The American Heart Association recommends limiting which of the following nutrients?
Sodium
Sugars
Carbohydrates
4
Which of the following is NOT one of the beneficial nutrients that the American Heart Association encourages you to get much of?
Dietary Fiber
Sugars
Iron
5
True or False: "Partially hydrogenated oil" in the ingredient list means that the food contains trans fat.
True
False
6
True or False: It is illegal for food packagers to list zero grams of trans fat on a nutrition label if there is even a trace of trans fat.
True
False
7
What do calories measure?
How much energy you get from food
How much unhealthy nutritens your food contains
How quickly your body can turn this food into energy
8
According to the Food & Drug Administration, based on a 2,000 calorie diet, how many calories is the limit to be considered "low" per serving.
10
40
80
9
Which of the following is another name for sugars that can be listed under the ingredients on a nutrition label?
dextrose
Yello #6
partially hydrogenated oil
10
True or False: Only animal products contain cholesterol.
True
False
11
What does "%DV" stand for?
Percent Daily Vitamin
Percent Dietary Value
Percent Daily Value
12
Which of the following types of fat should you consume the most of? (Consuming this fat instead of other types of fat may actually improve your cholesterol levels.)
Trans Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Saturated Fat