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What do "Daily Value" percentages mean on food labels mean?

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The Percent (%) Daily Value indicates how much of a certain nutrient one serving of the food contains, compared to the recommended amount someone who consumes 2,000 calories should have for the entire day. It is considered general nutrition advice that is not individualized. For example, some very active teens may need as much as 3,000 calories per day.

From: All About Food Labels WebMD Medical Reference

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American Diabetes Association: "Nutrient Content Claims & Percent (%) Daily Value."

United States FDA/CVSAN : "How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label."

Health.gov: . Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

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Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: "Nutrient Content Claims & Percent (%) Daily Value."

United States FDA/CVSAN : "How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label."

Health.gov: . Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Ritzcrackers.com.

FDA.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on June 13, 2018

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