Food Nutritional Information Label

What is the difference between a serving and a portion?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Nutrition Facts label appears on most packaged foods (see Figure 1). It tells you how many calories and servings are in a box or can. The serving size varies from product to product.

A portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package, or at home. Sometimes the serving size and portion size match; sometimes they do not.

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New Wendy’s App To Help Manage your Calories

Whether they’re on their lunch break or in our drive-thru line, customers looking for nutrition guidance can use our mobile app to easily customize meals that are right for them. The nutrition information section on Wendy’s website is the most visited area, especially before meal time. Like the website, this app gives customers the information they need to make good meal choices.

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Prediabetes medical glossary and terms

How a Glycemic Index Value is Calculated

The glycemic effect of foods depends on a number of factors such as the type of starch, fat content of the food and increased acidity of the meal – adding vinegar, cheese, or peanut butter, for example, will lower the GI. A low GI food will release energy slowly and steadily and is appropriate for dieters and endurance athletes. A high GI food will provide a rapid rise in blood sugar levels and is suitable for post-endurance exercise energy recovery.

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MyPlate Nutritional Guidelines: Serving of Dairy

In general, 1 cup of milk, yogurt, or soymilk (soy beverage), 1 ½ ounces of natural cheese, or 2 ounces of processed cheese can be considered as 1 cup from the Dairy Group. Under the USDA’s guidelines, eggs are part of the protein group and butter is not considered a dairy product. This chart shows recommended daily milk, cheese, and yogurt servings.

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