Facts Up Front

Facts Up Front is a labeling system that provides key nutrition information on the front of food and beverage packages.  The easy-to-read label helps you make more informed choices about what foods to buy and feed you and your family.  Helps you shop healthier/smarter.

The Facts Up Front label shows calories per serving and information on three nutrients to limit in your diet: saturated fat, sodium and sugar. Labels may also have information on one or two nutrients that Americans need to get more of as part of a healthy diet. These “encouraged” nutrients will only appear on a package if the product contains 10 percent or more of the daily value per serving of the nutrient and meets the FDA requirements for a “good source.”

Shopping tips to help build diets that have:
More nutrients needed for good health
  • Look for potassium, fiber, calcium, protein, iron and vitamins A, C and D in Facts Up Front labels
Lower saturated fat
  • Choose oils for cooking
  • Choose lean cuts of your favorite meats
  • Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products
  • Enjoy seafood a few times a week
Less sodium
  • Use Facts Up Front to help identify products with lower amounts of sodium
  • Try the reduced sodium or no salt added versions of your favorite foods
  • Use more herbs and spices in your cooking to add flavor
Less sugar
  • To satisfy your sweet tooth, eat fruit for snacks and/or dessert
  • Drink water when you’re thirsty
Calories that help you meet your daily target