The article presents information on reading food labels to assist athletes in making better food choices. It discusses the six components required to appear on labels by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including product identity, net contents or number of servings per container, and the ingredient list. The key recommendations of the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are presented. Daily values as an expression of a food's nutrient content are discussed.
Laquale K.M. (2007). Why look at a food label? Athletic Therapy Today, 12(6), 24-28.
Virtual Commons Citation
Laquale, Kathleen M. (2007). Why look at a food label?. In Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies Faculty Publications. Paper 29.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/mahpls_fac/29