Get the Nutrition Facts

Photo: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Photo: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Whether you’re looking for foods with fewer calories, more fiber or less sugar, Nutrition Facts information on food packages is the place to go.

Start at the top to find the number of servings per container and the serving size. The information that follows serving size such as calories is for one serving of this food.

Below the serving size and calories, you will find key nutrients in this food and Percent Daily Value (%DV).  Use this information to compare similar products and find which product has more or less of the nutrient(s) that interests you. Foods are considered “low” in a nutrient if they have 5% DV or less of that nutrient. For example, a food with 4% DV Total Fat is “low in fat”. They are considered “high” in a nutrient if they have 20% DV or more for that nutrient. For example, a food with 20% DV Calcium is “high in calcium.”