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How do you make your own nutrition label?

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One way to make a nutrition label is to use a label-making website such as OnlineLabels.com. Another method is to use household items for nutritional labels that are for personal use.

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To make a nutritional label at home, start by studying the labels on food products that are similar to the one being made. Use a notepad to gather information that is going on the label, and title it "Nutrition Information" or "Nutrition Label." First, write down the serving size and servings per container. Determine the amount of calories per serving and calories from fat. Next, list nutrient values such as fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, protein and any vitamins.

If fat is listed, it may have sub-categories such as saturated fat and monounsaturated fat. Cholesterol content also needs to be listed if there's any fat in the item. The carbohydrates section features sub-categories such as sugar and dietary fiber. Next, list vitamin percentages in alphabetical order, and then add a footnote that features the sentences, "Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs."

Now, use Microsoft Excel to create a worksheet that mimics a traditional nutrition label. Fill in the nutritional information that was gathered and print it.

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