Attribute Shelf Tags

Simple Nutrition Attribute Shelf Tags

There are 15 attributes included in the program encompassing two groups of messages: those that meet lifestyle or dietary needs and those that meet specific nutrition or ingredient criteria.
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2 attributes for lifestyle/dietary needs: Gluten Free and Organic
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13 attributes with specific nutrition or ingredient criteria: Carb Choices, Sugar Free, Made with Whole Grains, Good Source of Fiber, Low Sodium, Sodium Smart, Fat Free, Low Saturated Fat, Low Fat, Good Source of Protein, Good Source of Vitamin C, Good Source of Vitamin A and 100% Juice.
Products that qualify for SimpleNutrition will show one nutrition or ingredient attribute on the tag and also display the number of Carb Choices in a serving of the item.

The attributes and their definitions are listed below.

Gluten FreeGluten Free
Identified as "gluten free" by the manufacturer on product packaging.
OrganicOrganic
Must bear the "organic" designation on product packaging (at least 95% organically-produced ingredients per USDA definition)
Carb ChoicesCarb Choices
Lists the number of carbohydrate choices in a labeled serving of a product. Generally, one Carb Choice equals 15g of Total Carbohydrate.
Sugar FreeSugar Free
0g total Sugars per serving.
Made with Whole GrainsMade with Whole Grains
First ingredient must be a whole grain. If the first ingredient is water, the second ingredient must be a whole grain.
Good Source of FiberGood Source of Fiber
≥ 10% Daily Value of Fiber.
Low SodiumLow Sodium
≤ 140mg Sodium per serving for individual foods. ≤ 140mg Sodium per 100g for meals and main dishes.
Sodium SmartSodium Smart
≤ 480 mg Sodium per serving for individual foods; ≤ 600mg Sodium per packaged serving for meals and main dishes.
Fat FreeFat Free
0g Total Fat per serving for individual foods. 0g Total Fat per packaged serving for meals and main dishes.
Low Saturated FatLow Saturated Fat
≤ 1g Saturated Fat per serving and ≤ 15% calories from Saturated Fat for individual foods. ≤ 1g Saturated Fat per 100g product and ≤ 10% calories from Saturated Fat for meals and main dishes.
Low FatLow Fat
≤ 3g Total Fat per serving for individual foods. ≤ 3g Total Fat per 100g and ≤ 30% calories from Total Fat for meals and main dishes.
Good Source of ProteinGood Source of Protein
≥ 10% Daily Value of Protein per serving.
Good Source of Vitamin CGood Source of Vitamin C
≥ 10% Daily Value of Vitamin C per serving.
Good Source of Vitamin AGood Source of Vitamin A
≥ 10% Daily Value of Vitamin A per serving.
100% Juice 100% Juice
100% Juice identified on product packaging or ingredient statement.
Notes:
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Items tagged with a nutrition attribute are also evaluated on the Reference Amount Customarily Consumed (RACC). Certain product categories with small RACCs (<= 30g/2 Tablespoons) are also evaluated per 50g.
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% Daily Values based on a 2000-calorie diet.
The SimpleNutrition program provides general information to help you make the right choices for your lifestyle. We rely on information provided to us by manufacturers and other third party sources. For the most accurate, timely and complete nutrition and ingredient information, please refer to the product label. If you have specific health and nutrition concerns, please consult a health care professional.