Nutrition Q & A
What Does “% Daily Value” On Food Labels Mean?
Use the percent Daily Values (DV) to help you evaluate how a particular food fits into your daily meal plan. Daily Values are average levels of nutrients for a person eating 2,000 calories a day. A food item with a 5% DV means 5% of the amount of fat that a person consuming 2,000 calories per day would eat. Remember, percent DVs are for the entire day — not just for one meal or snack. You may need more or less than 2,000 calories per day. For some nutrients you may need more or less than 100% DV.
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