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Calories and Food Labels
Fat and Calorie Claims on Food Labels
"Calorie Free", "Low Calorie", "Fat-Free", "Reduced Calories"

Calories Information - Calories In Food
Exercise Advice For Calorie-Burning - Calories Burned by Exercise

Calories and Food Labels

Calories and US Food Labels

U.S. food labeling regulations (1994) permit a number of labels claims indicating a reduction in fat, calories or both.

Label Claims About Calories

Means less than 5 calories per serving.

Means 40 or less calories per serving.

Reduced or Fewer Calories
Means 25 percent or less calories per serving than regular food product.

Label Claims About Calories and Fat

Means 33 percent fewer calories or half the fat of the reference food. (If the food derives 50 percent or more of its calories from fat, the fat must be reduced by 50 percent.)

Label Claims About Fat

Means less than 0.5g fat per serving.

Means 3g or less fat per serving.

Reduced or Less Fat
Means 25 percent or less fat per serving than regular (full fat) product.

Percent Fat Free
Based on 100g, when the food product meets the definition of low fat or is 100 percent fat free, claim can be made when a product meets the definition of fat free and contains no added fat.

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Label Claims About Fat

Means less than 10g fat, 4.5g or less saturated fat and less than 95mg cholesterol per serving and per 100g.

Extra Lean
Means less than 5g fat, less than 2g saturated fat and less than 95 mg cholesterol per serving and per 100g.

For calorie details of 2500 Foods, see Calories in Foods

Dietary Calories In Types of Foods

Calories in Alcohol - Calories in Bacon/Pork - Calories in Bagels - Calories in Beans - Calories in Beef - Calories in Beer - Calories in Bread - Calories in Breakfast Bars - Calories in Breakfast Cereal - Calories in Butter - Calories in Cakes - Calories in Candy - Calories in Cheese - Calories in Chicken - Calories in Coffee/Creamers - Calories in Condiments - Calories in Cookies - Calories in Croissants - Calories in Deli Meat - Calories in Donuts - Calories in Dressings - Calories in Eggs - Calories in Fast Food - Calories in Fats/Cooking Oils - Calories in Fish/Seafood - Calories in Frozen Entrees - Calories in Fruit - Calories in Game Meat - Calories in Herbs/Spices - Calories in Ice Cream - Calories in Jelly/Jam - Calories in Juice - Calories in Lamb - Calories in Mexican Food - Calories in Muffins - Calories in Milk/Yogurt - Calories in Noodles - Calories in Nuts - Calories in Pancakes - Calories in Pasta - Calories in Pies - Calories in Pizza - Calories in Popcorn - Calories in Potatoes - Calories in Pretzels - Calories in Rice - Calories in Sauces - Calories in Snacks - Calories in Soft Drinks - Calories in Soup - Calories in Soy Food - Calories in Sugar - Calories in Toppings - Calories in Turkey - Calories in Veal - Calories in Vegetables - Calories in Whole Grains - Calories in Wine

Caloric Information

Definition of Calorie - Definition of Kilocalories (kcals) - Definition of Kilojoules - Calorie Needs to Maintain Weight - Calorie Needs for Children - Calorie Needs for Teenagers - Calorie Intake per Day - Calorie Intake and Age - Calorie Intake and Expenditure - Energy Burned by Exercise - Calories and Exercise - Fat Calories - Calories in One Pound of Body Fat - Calories in Gram Carbs - Calories in Gram Protein - Calories and Water - Exercise: How Many Calories to Burn - Energy in Food

Dieting and Weight Management

Calorie Controlled Weight Loss Diet - Diet Calories Advice - Diet Nutrition - Empty Calorie Foods - Guide to Calories in Food - Low Calorie Diets - Low Calorie Recipes - Calories and Carbohydrates - Fat Replacers - Calorie Free Sweeteners - Food Labels - Negative Calorie Diet - Calorie-Counting to Lose Weight - Basal Metabolic Rate - Calories Needed to Lose Weight - How to Reduce Calories - Low Calorie Foods and Weight Loss - How to Reduce Fat Calories - Weight Loss and Calories - Weight Loss Diets

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