People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. The following label-building skills are intended to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.
The Dietary Guidelines is designed for nutrition and health professionals to help all individuals ages 2 years and older and their families consume a healthy, nutritionally adequate diet. The information in the Dietary Guidelines is used by policymakers in developing Federal food, nutrition, and health policies and programs. It also is the basis for Federal nutrition education materials designed for the public and for the nutrition education components of HHS and USDA food programs.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. Today, the Academy has over 100,000 credentialed practitioners — professionals holding undergraduate and advanced degrees in nutrition and dietetics — and is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
The Food and Nutrition Information Center - a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971 - provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers. From the U.S. Department of Agriculture.