Start with Serving Size

Start with Serving Size

October 17, 2019 0 By Ewald Bahringer


To make informed food choices, it’s essential
to have all of the facts. The Nutrition Facts table is an important
tool found on most packaged food. Use it to compare and choose products. Start with Serving Size. It tells you the quantity of food used to
determine the information in the Nutrition Facts table. Remember, the amount you eat might be different
from the Serving Size that’s listed. So if you eat double the Serving Size listed
– like 8 crackers instead of 4 – you will need to adjust the numbers. Use the Percent Daily Value to see if the
amount you eat has a little or a lot of a nutrient. Remember, 5% Daily Value or less is a little;
15% Daily Value or more is a lot.The Nutrition Facts table can help you make informed choices
about the foods you buy and prepare for you and your family. For more information visit Canada.ca/foodguide
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