Food Labeling

Most packaged foods in the U.S. have food labels. On every food label you will see:


Start Here

Deciphering Food Labels (Nemours Foundation)

Frequently Asked Questions about Nutrition Labeling (American Heart Association)

How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Use the Nutrition Facts Label (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)


Smart Reading

Food Product Dating (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Have Food Allergies? Read the Label (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

How Many Calories? Look at the Menu! (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

How to Find the USDA Establishment (EST) Number on Food Packaging (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Meat and Poultry Labeling Terms (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service)Available in Spanish

Natural Flavorings on Meat and Poultry Labels (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Nutrient Content Claims (American Diabetes Association)

Poultry Label Says “Fresh” (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)


Join A Clinical Trial

ClinicalTrials.gov: Food Labeling (National Institutes of Health)


Scientific Societies

American College of Nutrition

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Society for Nutrition

Institute of Food Technologists

International Food Information Council Foundation

International Life Sciences Institute