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Eating Healthy on a Budget Guide

This libguide provides information and resources regarding eating healthy on a budget.

Interactive FDA

Interactive Nutrition Facts Label
  • The Nutrition Facts label found on packaged foods and beverages is your daily tool for making informed food choices that contribute to healthy lifelong eating habits.

  • Explore the Nutrition Facts Label below and discover the wealth of information it contains! 

Interactive Nutrition Facts Label


Reading Nutrition Labels


Reading Food labels can help you make informed food choices. Packaged foods and drinks have a lot of nutrition and food safety information on their labels or packaging. Search for these items on a food label:

  • Product Dates

  • Ingredient List

  • Nutrition Facts Label

  • Daily Value


Eat Smart with Food Labels

Tips for Reading Labels

The American Heart Association provides resources on what to look for on a label to help on eating smarter and healthier:

  • Start with serving the information

  • Check Total Calories

  • Limit Certain Nutrients

  • Get enough beneficial nutrients

  • % Daily Value