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How to Read Food Labels: Understanding Claims & Components

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A can of Kirkland brand Premium Chunk Chicken Breast is 210 calories. There are 3.5 servings per can. If you eat one serving, how many calories have you consumed?

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1. Use the 5/20 rule to determine which of the following foods would be high in calcium.

2. On a box of Wheat Thin crackers are the words '100% whole grain', 'reduced fat' and 'cholesterol free'. This verbiage is representative of _____ claims.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to make healthy food choices, it's important to know how to read food labels. These assessments will test your understanding of how to read food labels and the information that can be found on food labels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to help you with:

  • Recalling how to utilize the 5/20 rule
  • Understanding how to read a food label
  • Remembering the meaning of nutrient content claim
  • Understanding why certain information is listed on a nutrition facts label
  • Recalling the meaning of health claim

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related food labels lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as percent daily value and nutrition facts label
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as health claims and nutrient content claims

Additional Learning

Would you like to learn more about the types of information that can be found on food labels? If so, view the video lesson on Components of Food Labels. By watching this lesson, you will:

  • Define 'nutrition facts label' and identify the information that it provides
  • Understand how to read a food label
  • Understand and identify the parts of a food label
  • Define percent daily value
  • Define and understand the 5/20 rule
  • Understand the meaning of nutrient content claims
  • Define health claims
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