Food Labels

Using the Nutrition Facts Label: A How-To Guide for Older Adults

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

The Nutrition Facts label serves as your guide for making choices that can affect your long-term health. This booklet will give you the information you need to start using the Nutrition Facts label today.

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Food Labeling

DHHS. NIH. Library of Medicine.

Learn about the information provided by a food label. Also in Spanish.

The Food Label and You - Video

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Understand and use the Nutrition Facts Label with the educational and entertaining tool.

What's in a Name? What Every Consumer Should Know About Foods and Flavors

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Many foods or beverages are flavored—but how can you tell where those flavors come from?

Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Learn about trans fats, what foods contain them, and how trans fats are listed on Nutrition Facts Panels.

USDA Organic Seal National Organic Program Consumer Information

USDA. AMS. National Organic Program.

Learn about organic foods, requirements, and how they are labeled. For more information, see Labeling Organic Products (PDF|25 KB).

Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on the Nutrition Facts Label

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Describes the inclusion of trans fats into the food label, the different types of fats on the label and how to compare the fat in different food products. Also in Spanish.

Read It Before You Eat It! (PDF | 166 KB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Provides a quick lesson on how to read a nutrition facts label.

Read Food Labels

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. National Cholesterol Education Campaign.