National Academy of Sports Medicine
Understanding Food Labels and Portion Sizes
National Academy of Sports Medicine

Understanding Food Labels and Portion Sizes

This course is part of Nutrition Education for the Consumer Specialization

Taught in English

NASM Faculty

Instructor: NASM Faculty

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

2 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Discover how to compare ingredient lists, percent daily value, and macronutrient makeup when comparing similar food options.

  • Differentiate between serving and portion sizes when preparing and plating meals.

  • Learn how to read food and supplement labels required to make informed decisions on which to purchase and/or consume.

  • Compare US measuring and portion sizes with the UK and EU.

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1 quiz

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

2 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There is 1 module in this course

All of us have struggled to decipher the long list of ingredients and recommendations on our food labels. This course provides a deeper understanding of labeling standards and methods for estimating food portions essential for informed decision-making and healthy eating behaviors. You will learn the foundations of reading food labels (including supplement facts labels) as well as common obstacles faced when portioning food.

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2 readings1 quiz1 app item1 discussion prompt

Instructor

NASM Faculty
National Academy of Sports Medicine
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