General Information and Resources

Spoonful of cereal and Nutrition Facts label Food Labeling and Nutrition

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition.

FDA's Food Labeling program develops policy and regulations for dietary supplements, nutrition labeling and food standards, infant formula and medical foods. Also conducts scientific evaluation to support such regulations and related policy development.


Food Label Helps Consumers Make Healthier Choices

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Comparing items using the food label can help you to choose the best value for your health. Learn about the percent Daily Value, how to decipher confusing claims, and more. Also in PDF|950 KB.


Nutrition Facts Label on Red Monster Make Your Calories Count: Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

This interactive learning program helps consumers make healthy food choices while controlling calories. Also check out the "Nutrition Facts Label" (PDF|341 KB) brochure.


Food Label and You Video: The Food Label and You

U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

An entertaining and educational tool to help consumers understand and use the Nutrition Facts Label to make informed food choices.


Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report (PDF | 314 KB)

Institute of Medicine.

A review of current labeling systems and examination of strengths and limitations of nutrition criteria.


New Front-of-Package Labeling Initiative

U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Explains the FDA front-of-packaging initiative, providing current information and FOP materials.


Guidance for Industry: A Food Labeling Guide

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

The FDA is responsible for assuring that foods sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labeled. This guide addresses the most frequently raised food labeling questions using a question and answer format.


Claims That Can Be Made for Conventional Foods and Dietary Supplements

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Describes what health, nutrient content, and structure/function claims on labels are authorized by the FDA for foods and dietary supplements.


Guidance for Industry: Definition of "Antioxidant" for Use in Nutrient Content Claims

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

This guidance document restates in plain language the definitions of "antioxidant," "high potency," and "sugar free" for use in nutrient content claims.


Guidance for Industry: Evidence-Based Review System for the Scientific Evaluation of Health Claims

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Provides information on an FDA initiative and report concerning the improvement of food labeling.


Use the nutrition facts label Use the Nutrition Facts Label

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. National Cholesterol Education Program.

Provides guidance for reading the nutrition information on the food label.


Nutrition Facts Read the Label Read the Label Youth Outreach Campaign

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

An FDA campaign offering information for youth, encouraging them to seek out the Nutrition Facts on the food label, understand the information it provides, and use it for making healthful choices.


Labeling Information about Food Allergens

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.


Nutrition Facts: An Interactive Guide to Food Labels

Mayo Clinic.

This interactive guide to the Nutrition Facts label helps you understand what you're eating so that you can make healthier choices.


Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on the Nutrition Facts Label

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Describes the inclusion of trans fats into the food label, the different types of fats on the label and how to compare the fat in different food products. Also available in Spanish. January 2006.