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Nutrient Claims on Food Labels

What is a Nutrient Claim? Ever wonder what “low fat” or “high fiber” really means? Nutrient content claims describe a food and the level of a particular nutrient in that food. “Low fat” and “High fiber” are both examples of nutrient content claims. These types of claims usually appear on […]



Carbohydrates are an important nutrient. They help ensure proper growth and are a major source of energy during times of rest and physical activity. Carbohydrates are found in foods like bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, fruit, vegetables, beans, cookies, candy, and milk. They can be classified as sugars, starches, or fibers.  Sugars Sugars (“simple carbohydrates”) are found […]