Biology

HMGT 2460 NUTRITION SCIENCE

LAB 2 DIETARY GUIDELINES AND FOOD LABELS

NAME: Noof Alkhamis

DATE: 02/15/2015

TURKEY AND CRACKERS in a LUNCH BOX

This packaged meal contains crackers, turkey, avocado and cheddar cheese in a sealed tray.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size

Servings in container

170 grams

1 serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20 g %

Saturated Fat 8 g %
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 25 mg %
Sodium 1,400 mg %
Total Carbohydrate 37 g %
Dietary Fiber 2 g %
Sugars 10 g
Protein 18 g
Vitamin A 10%

Calcium 30%

Vitamin C 4%

Iron 5%

PERCENT DAILY VALUES [%DV] CHART

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
Sat. Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400 mg 2,400 mg
Total Carbohydrate 300 g 300 g
Fiber 25 g 30 g

INTRODUCTION: In this exercise you complete a Nutrition Facts Label based on a 2,000-calorie diet. In addition you recommend foods that might accompany a Turkey and Crackers in a Lunch Box that will enhance the nutritional value of the meal based upon Use Nutrition Facts Labels to Build a Healthy Diet (see Lab 1 Lesson Understanding Dietary Guidelines).

1. The Nutrition Facts Label for Turkey and Crackers in a Lunch Box (see previous page) is incomplete. Fill out the table below by calculating the %DV (Daily Value) to complete the Label. (5 points)

Table 1 %DV for Turkey and Crackers in a Lunch Box

Nutrient Recommendation Lunch Box Value % Daily Value
Total fat
Saturated fat
Cholesterol
Sodium
Total carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber

2. Based on recommendations in Use Nutrition Facts Labels to Build a Healthy Diet in the Lab 1 lesson, rate this meal as low, moderate, or high in Total Fat. Explain your reasoning for your rating choice by referencing the number of grams of Total Fat and statements in Use Nutrition Facts Labels to Build a Healthy Diet. This is a short answer questions that requires a statement of purpose, discussion and a conclusion. (1 point)

3. Based on Using Nutrition Facts Labels recommendations would the Turkey and Crackers Lunch Box be considered a good source of fiber? Explain why or why not. (1 point).

4. Based on recommendations in Use Nutrition Facts Labels to Build a Healthy Diet in the Lab 1 lesson, rate this meal as low, moderate, or high in Sodium. Explain your reasoning for your rating choice by referencing the number of milligrams of Sodium and statements in Use Nutrition Facts Labels to Build a Healthy Diet. This is a short answer questions that requires a statement of purpose, discussion and a conclusion. (1 point)

5. Nutrition Facts Labels typically do not provide a %DV for protein. If protein were listed, what would be the %DV for this meal? Describe two possible reasons that Nutrition Facts Labels do not provide %DV for protein. Base your reasoning on recommendations for a balanced, healthy diet and personal insights into the American diet. (1 point)

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