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The Ultimate Diabetes and Food Labels Quiz
by Staff
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.

  • 15 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent

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.