Labels Matter

Dr. Katie Wilson, SNS
Executive Director
Urban School Food Alliance

Label Purpose

• Provides information about ingredients, calories, and serving sizes
• Compares food item to a 2,000 calorie per day intake
• Identifies country of origin
• Lists possible allergens in the food or in the processing plant
• May claim health benefits
• Uses pictures for marketing product to consumer
• Allows you to make food choices for better health

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