The Food Label and Food Portions Video.avi

The Food Label and Food Portions Video.avi

November 3, 2019 2 By Ewald Bahringer


(Upbeat and quarky music plays in the background.) (A Cheetos bag and sign swing about on strings advertising the product.) (Sultry music plays as a girl licks her fingers enjoying her Cheetos.) (A friend walks in and discovers the girl eating Cheetos.) Katie! (A FAIL stamp hits the screen.) What the hell are you eating? Cheetos. Do you know how many calories are in that? Like a hundred and sixty. A hundred and sixty? Per serving! This is over two servings. You know what the means? That’s double the calories, double the sodium, double the saturated fat, and double whatever else is in there. Double goodness. Are you going to eat that whole thing? Well yeah it’s not that big; it’s my little snack. Little? This is fifteen percent of your daily fat intake. Here. Try this healthy snack instead. It’s only one hundred calories and way less the fat than this. (Upbeat music plays as two nutrition labels are compared on the screen.) Here’s some tips to reading the food label. First, look at the serving size number. Notice that Cheeto’s have two serving sizes, so Cheeto’s calories will double. The following is a general guide for calorie count to help you determine if the product is low, moderate, or high calorie. Forty is low, a hundred is moderate, and four hundred or more is considered too high. Goldfish are moderate, while Cheetos are almost four hundred calories which is considered high. Try choosing products with daily values closer to five percent. (Black and white cats are offered Cheetos for a snack.) A message from your SHS Wellness Center. Join us on Facebook; search “cal poly wellness center.”