Foods with this icon do not contain gluten or gluten-containing ingredients.
If you are diagnosed with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerant, or choosing to follow a gluten-free lifestyle for other reasons, look for this icon to help you make informed gluten-free choices.
Foods with this icon must meet the USDA Organic criteria, which means the product has been grown, prepared and packaged according to the approved USDA standards for organic foods.
If you are looking for foods which are grown and harvested in ways which promote ecological balance while also eliminating the use of synthetic chemicals, choose foods labeled with this icon.
Foods with this icon are low-fat, low in saturated fat, low in cholesterol, and contain less than 480mg sodium per serving. Meals & main dishes contain 600mg of sodium or less per serving.
Whether you have been diagnosed with heart disease, or you are looking for ways to help prevent heart disease, dietary choices can have an impact on your future health. Foods that meet this heart healthy criteria can help you make better choices.
Foods with this icon contain 15 grams of carbohydrate or less per serving.
Whether you are managing a diabetic diet, or simply reducing your carbohydrate intake for other reasons, this icon can help you identify foods limited in carbohydrates. And if counting “carbohydrate exchanges” on a diabetic diet, foods with this icon will contain no more than one carbohydrate exchange per serving.
Foods with this icon contain less than 140 milligrams of sodium per serving.
According to the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended to keep daily sodium intake under 2,300 mg daily for the general population. But the Guidelines recommend further reduction of sodium to less than 1,500 mg daily for individuals of African American heritage, those diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes, those over 51 years of age, or those with chronic kidney disease. The 1,500 mg recommendation applies to about half of the U.S. population, including children, and the majority of adults. Using this low sodium icon while shopping can help you make better sodium choices to help you stay in the range that is best for you.1.
Foods with this icon contain zero grams of sugar per serving.
It is no secret that most Americans eat too much sugar! If you are looking to simply reduce your sugar intake, or looking for the occasional sugar-free treat, this icon can help you find what you are looking for in store.
Good Source of Fiber:
Foods with this icon contain at least 2.5 grams of fiber per serving, and also contain 3 grams or less of fat per serving.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that individuals consume at least 25 grams of fiber daily (at least 25 grams for women, at least 38 grams for men). Dietary fiber provides many benefits, including providing a feeling of fullness after eating, while also supporting normal digestive function. Look for this icon for more fiber-full choices.
A Non-GMO food ensures that the food ingredients in a product are not sourced from genetically engineered crops and are identified by the manufacturer as “Non-GMO” on the product label.
Foods with this icon list a whole grain as the first ingredient on the ingredients list, or a whole grain is listed as the second ingredient if the first ingredient is water.
Whole grains or foods made from whole grains contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in their original proportions. Due to years of supporting research, the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes the recommendation for everyone to increase intake of whole grains, while reducing intake of refined grains3. Foods with the whole grain icon can help you easily make that choice.
Good Source of Calcium:
Foods with this icon contain 10% or more of the Daily Value of calcium5.
Calcium is known to be important for bone health, but it is also an important nutrient that is required for muscle function, nerve function, and vascular (blood vessel) function5. To choose foods that are a good source of Calcium, choose foods with this icon.
Juices with this icon contain 100% fruit or vegetable juice6.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that individuals consume more fruits and vegetables daily, and one cup of 100% juice is equivalent to one serving6. Look for this icon to choose juices that are made only with real fruit or vegetable juices.
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