Learn about food labels so you can use them to make healthy choices in the grocery store.
Learn about organic foods, requirements, and how they are labeled.
Calorie labeling on menus can help you make informed and healthful decisions about meals and snacks. Beginning May 7, 2018, calories will be listed on many menus and menu boards of restaurants and other food establishments that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations.
Read about the changes to the Nutrition Facts Label announced in May of 2016.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the safety of food for humans and animals, including foods produced from genetically engineered (GE) plants, sometimes referred to as "genetically modified organisms" (GMOs). Find out more about the safety of GE plants, and how they are regulated here.
Learn the difference between total sugars and added sugars, and discover how the Nutrition Facts Label can help you choose foods that are lower in added sugars.
Learn what common foods are natural sources of the vitamin folate, plus what foods may have folic acid added during processing.
Explore the different parts of the Nutrition Facts Label and ingredient list. See the glossary to learn about unfamiliar terms.
Find education materials that make it easy to understand and use the Nutrition Facts Label including:
Read about the difference between the new and old Nutrition Facts label. Watch a short video about changes with the new label.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages with a fresh design that will make it easier for you to make informed food choices that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits.
Many foods or beverages are flavored—but how can you tell where those flavors come from?