Nutrition Labels – Facts Up Front

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on September 18, 2013 · 0 comments

Facts Up Front is a voluntary labeling program begun in 2011 by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute. It presents information from the Nutrition Facts Panel (found on the side or back of packages) in a simpler, easier-to-understand form.

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Facts Up Front typically looks like the label above. In addition to these 4 facts, food companies can include two additional nutrients that encourage healthy eating. For example, if a cracker is high in fiber the company may include fiber values on the Facts Up Front label. Smaller labels only include calories per serving because of space limitations.

Look for Facts Up Front the next time you are in the grocery store.

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