Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Here are a few tips to help you become a savvy label reader.  Note the serving size You might assume that a label is giving you infor- mation on the bag of chips you are about to eat, not realizing that there are 3 servings in the bag.  Avoid trans and saturated fats Both contribute to heart disease and diabetes. Try to limit yourself to less than 2 grams of trans fat and 15 grams of saturated fat a day.  Check the calories and carbohydrates Most nutrition calculations are based on a daily diet of 2,000 calories and 200 - 350 grams of carbohydrates.  Watch for hidden sugar Sugar is often added to processed food to make it taste better. All of the following usually mean that sugar has been added: syrup, fructose, maltose, dextrose, glucose, lactose, and sucrose.  Beware of deceptive advertising Many products use healthy sounding words like “all natural,”“lean,”or“low fat.” Read labels and decide for yourself if a product is healthy. Read Food Labels