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Nutrition Facts: Reading Labels Makes Sense

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Nutrition Facts: Reading Labels Makes Sense
Developer
Purdue Extension.
Year
2007

Nutrition Facts: Reading Labels Makes Sense is a video that teaches participants how to read and understand nutrition labels.

Historical Document
Yes
Funding Source
Consumer and Family Sciences. Purdue Extension. and Ag Communications, Purdue University.
Free Material
No
Cost ($)
$20.00
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

This video is filmed in a supermarket so users should note that brand names and products are featured considerably. It includes a brief explanation of the vitamins and minerals that appear on the food label and discusses their role in a healthy diet, as well as the importance of physical activity.

The method instructs participants to ignore the sugar content of foods, because it does not account for natural sugars, and asks them to only look at either total fat or calories (but not both).