Understanding Food Labels Handout

Editor’s note
You can download the PDF or order printed copies of this publication.
See the companion publication N1009, Understanding Food Labels Poster.

Food label handout explaining the information shared on a food label.

Sarah Wood
Assistant Extension Professor, Department of Health Sciences
Tammy Roberts
Nutrition and Health Extension Specialist

This handout explains the information shared on a food label. It discusses nutrients, percent daily value, serving information, and the ingredients list.


  • Allergens
  • Healthy food choices
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrients
  • Nutrition facts
  • Serving information
  • SNAP


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