Food Labels and Food Claims

Overview / Objectives

Packaged and canned foods purchased at a store have food labels on them.

You can use the information on food labels to help you compare foods and decide which ones to buy. This module will help you learn how to read a food label and help you understand the meaning of food claims.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the information listed on a food label
  • Interpret the Nutrition Facts information
  • Understand how ingredients are listed
  • Understand the meaning of various food claims