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Health Claims

Health claims on foods link the food or its ingredients with a lowered risk for some chronic disease. Health claims are strictly regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are supported by scientific evidence.

Food packages may carry other attention-grabbing “claims” but they are marketing terms and not FDA regulated health claims.

These are among the marketing terms that may catch your eye but have no current government-regulated definitions:

  • Doctor-recommended
  • Eco-friendly
  • Energy
  • Green
  • Naturally raised, naturally grown
  • Natural (except for the term’s regulated use on meat and poultry)
  • High-quality
  • Local
  • No additives
  • Sustainable
  • Wholesome

Always read the labels to determine exactly what is in the food you’re buying instead of falling for eye-catching claims on the package.

For more information on how to navigate food labels, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Nutrition Facts Panel section.

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Reviewed November 2012