Choose 3 items from the food labels and answer the following:
· Protein – in grams, there are 4 calories per serving of protein
· Carbohydrates – some labels give breakdown of carbohydrate by type – simple and complex; 1 gram of carbohydrate equals 4 calories
· Fats – 1 gram of fat equals 9 calories; 5 grams of fat equals on tablespoon of oil, butter, and margarine
· Sodium – experts agree we should limit this to 300mg per day
· Cholesterol - the waxy, fatlike substance found in the cells of all animals – in your blood
· Fiber - also is known as roughage, helps move food through the digestive system; foods are considered a good source of fiber if it has 3g or more per serving
· Ingredients Listing - listed by weight, beginning with the ingredient that is present in the greatest amount
For each of the food labels you chose, answer the following:
1. How many total servings are in the item?
2. How many calories come from carbohydrates, protein, and fats?
3. Name four minerals listed on the food labels and their amounts
4. Is the food a good source of fiber? Why or why not?
5. What is the ingredient present in the largest amount? How do you know?