Almost all food products in the United States have food labels, but making sense of these labels can be tricky. Following these labels can be even trickier if you're on a diet to manage your diabetes. Take this quiz and learn how to read nutrition facts labels.
What food items are exempt from having a nutrition facts label?
foods in very small packages
foods prepared in the store
both of the above
A free food has a serving of:
20 calories, 4 carbohydrates
40 calories, 5 carbohydrates
50 calories, 3 carbohydrates
A low fat food has:
one gram or less of fat per serving
two grams or less of fat per serving
three grams or less of fat per serving
What is the recommended daily intake of sodium for an average individual?
less than 2300 mg
less than 3300 mg
less than 5300 mg
Who should consume less than the recommended daily intake of sodium?
someone who has diabetes
someone who has high blood pressure
someone who has high cholesterol
What is included in the carbohydrate number on a Nutrition Facts label?
only bread based carbohydrates
bread carbohydrates and fiber
all carbohydrates, including sugar and fiber
Where can you find the listing of sugar alcohols on a nutrition facts label?
under the carbohydrates category
under the sugars category
under the sweeteners category
A product with a 20 percent or more "Daily Value" of a nutrient is considered to be:
a low source of the nutrient
a good source of the nutrient
a high source of the nutrient
If you see the term "reduced" on a food product, it means that the product has ______ less of a nutrient.
If you see the term "free" on a food product, it means:
The product has none or almost none of a nutrient.
The product has less than two grams of a nutrient.
The product has less than five grams of a nutrient.