Get More From the Food Label Poster - Nutrition Facts Panel Education Poster - 18" x 24" Laminated
This simple-to-read-and-understand poster includes the newly updated food label or Nutrition Facts Panel design.
An eye-catching design and modern color palette by our award-winning graphic artist and editorial team makes this poster lesson very visual and attractive for any wall! It is very simple and fast to learn how to understand a food label when you use this poster.
All Nutrition Education Store food label materials use the same color scheme and pattern so you look very put together and savvy in front of your clients and employees!
Chronic diseases of affluence, which include heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain cancers are the top causes of death in the US. Furthermore they negatively impact the quality of life for millions of people and they are the cause of over 75% of the expenses for medicare. They can be prevented, and even treated, with a better diet and lifestyle.
The first step in helping individuals learn to eat a better diet is to learn to shop better. The Nutrition Facts panel is on the back of processed foods but most shoppers do not know how to read it quickly or what any of the terms on the label mean. This banner makes label reading as easy as one-two-three to teach everyone how to read a food label.
Manufacturers will start rolling out products with it now as they reformulate their products to be more competitive. The new label is required to be on all food packages by January of 2019. Use this poster to teach the old and new format!
Here is what they will learn:
- How to read a Nutrition Facts label infographic
- Understand calories and serving sizes per package
- Keep it healthy for the heart
- Understanding added sugars and fiber
- Key nutrients
Daily values and how to make sure you use them to get enough of the important nutrients while limiting the nutrients of concern like sodium, added sugar, saturated fat, and trans fat
Free label reading activity ideas to use with current and new food label:
- Target population: In English, for general audiences, ages 6 - 100
- Size: 18" X 24"
- Read the Nutrition Facts Panels on yogurt with fruit on the bottom to see the amount of sugar and calories. Yogurt with fruit on the bottom contains about 24 g of sugar and 150 calories while plain Greek yogurt only has 100 calories and 7g of sugar per serving on average. The amounts will vary by brand but be similar for the styles.
- Read the food labels on sweetened beverages to discover the amount of sugar. Calculate how much of the new daily value recommended by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines this represents (use 50g as 100% of a 10% limit 50g x 4 = 200 for 2000 calorie diet). For example, a 12 ounce serving of soda contains 39 grams of sugar or 78% of the recommended daily limit for sugar.
- Compare food labels on three cereals to determine best choice for low sugar content, high fiber content and low sodium content.
- Compare Nutrition Facts Panels on three milk cartons to determine best choice for saturated fat and calories: whole, 2%, skim
- Compare ground meat to determine best choice for saturated fat and total fat and calorie contents: extra lean, lean, regular; compare with turkey: regular and extra lean
This makes an excellent nutrition and math lesson, good for any STEM class. It also makes a great classroom poster plus it can be used as a school cafeteria poster.