Flashcards in Chapter 9: Consumer Issues Deck (15)
information is based on one serving, but the size of a serving can vary among brands and varieties of some foods
% Daily Value (DV)
The percentage of how much of a particular nutrient or fiber a person should consume based on a 2000-calorie diet.
5% or less is low
20% or more is high
Nutrients to limit
Does not have a DV; eat as little as possible because it increases the risk of heart disease
unqualified health claims
do not require a qualifying statement about the strength of evidence supporting the claim.
means the product contains virtually none of that nutrient. “Free” can refer to calories, sugar, sodium, salt, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
means there is a small enough amount of a nutrient that the product can be used frequently without concern about exceeding dietary recommendations.
refers to sodium only. The product cannot have more than 35 mg sodium per serving.
Reduced or less
means the product has at least a 25% reduction in a nutrient compared to the regular product.
Light or lite
means the product has fewer calories than a comparable product or 50% of the fat found in a comparable product.
means the product provides 10% to 19% of the daily value for a nutrient.
High, rich in, or excellent source
means the product has at least 20% of the daily valuefor a nutrient.
means the product has at least 10% more of a desirable nutrient than does a
refers to meat or poultry products with less than 10 g fat, less than 4 g saturated
fat, and less than 95 mg cholesterol per standardized serving and per 100 g.