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The Consumer’s Guide to Food Labels and Nutrition Claims breaks down common labels and claims that consumers may find on food products.

It lists various labels and claims, explains what they mean, and provides information about who regulates the terms (United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, or a non-government third party organization).

This consumer education product is intended for ALL consumers and it is intended to help the average shopper better understand what the labels and claims mean so that they can make informed purchasing decisions.

It can be shared with colleagues, patients, clients, students, friends, family, etc.

The following labels and claims are included in the guide:

  • non-GMO
  • antibiotic free
  • grass fed
  • organic
  • cage free
  • free range
  • certified humane
  • fair trade
  • no hormones
  • all natural
  • gluten free
  • keto
  • paleo
  • vegan
  • bioengineered


The guide was created by a Registered Dietitian with a background in public health and nutrition policy.


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  • Very informative

    This was a nice refresher on all the topics mentioned.

  • Very pleasing to look at

    This is an in depth explanation of the food “emblems”. Great for practitioners and clients that have at least a high school education. May be too much for a person with limited learning experiences.

  • Very nice and useful handout, Thank you!

    Very nice and useful handout, Thank you!
    This addresses more than the typical Nutrition Facts on labels

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