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Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols; Wartella EA, Lichtenstein AH, Boon CS, editors. Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Phase I Report. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2010.

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Appendix CSources of Criteria and Program Information and Sample Product Evaluations

Criteria and Program Information for Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols
Choices Program
Accessed January 28, 2010
Website: http:​//choicesprogramme​.org/en/about_the_choices_programme​/product_criteria
Goodness Corner
Accessed March 18, 2010
Website: http://www​.mycereal.com​/corporate/health_wellness​/your_health_detail​.aspx?CatID=7780&Select-CatID​=7780&section=yourhealth
Guiding Stars
Accessed March 18, 2010
Criteria are not publicly available; scores were obtained from Hannaford website and Guiding Stars program staff.
Website: http://www​.hannaford​.com/Contents/Healthy_Living​/Guiding_Stars/index.shtml
Health Check
Accessed January 28, 2010
Website: http://www​.healthcheck​.org/page/program-criteria
Healthy Ideas
Accessed January 28, 2010
Website: http://images​.giantfood​.com/static/full/GNTL​/media/living_well​/healthy-ideas-criteria.pdf
Heart Check
Accessed March 18, 2010
Website: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/HeartSmart Shopping/Heart-Check-Mark_UCM_300914_Article.jsp
New Zealand Tick Programme
Accessed July 19, 2010
Website: http://www​.heartfoundation​.org.au/sites/tick​/Health_Professionals​/Pages/TickCriteria.aspx
Criteria and Program Information for Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols
Nutrient Rich Food Index (NRFI)
Accessed January 28, 2010
Website: http://www​.nutrientrichfoods​.org/for_health_professionals​/scientific_background​.html
NuVal
Accessed March 18, 2010
Criteria are not publicly available; scores were obtained from NuVal website and NuVal program staff.
Website: http://www​.nuval.com/Science/origins
Sensible Solution
Accessed September 25, 2009
Website: http://www​.kraftfoods​.com/kf/healthyliving​/sensiblesolution/sensiblesolution​_landing.aspx
Smart Choices
Accessed January 28, 2010
Website: http://www​.smartchoicesprogram​.com/professionals.html
Smart Spot
Accessed September 25, 2009
Website: http://www​.pepsico.com​/Purpose/Health-and-Wellness​/Smart-Spot.html
Start Making Choices
Accessed March 18, 2010
Website: http://www​.startmakingchoices​.com/tools/pyramid.jsp
Swedish Keyhole
Accessed July 19, 2010
Website: http://www​.slv.se/en-gb​/Group1/Food-and-Nutrition​/Keyhole-symbol/
UK Traffic Light
Accessed March 18, 2010
Website: http://www​.eatwell.gov​.uk/foodlabels/trafficlights
Wellness Keys (Harris Teeter)
Accessed March 18, 2010
Website: http://www​.harristeeter​.com/yourwellness/wellness_keys.aspx
Wellness Keys (Wegmans)
Accessed March 18, 2010
Website: http://www​.wegmans.com​/webapp/wcs/stores​/servlet/CategoryDisplay?langId​=1&storeId​=10052&catalogId​=10002&categoryId​=280946
Whole Grain Stamp
Accessed January 28, 2010
Website: http:​//wholegrainscouncil​.org/whole-grain-stamp

Calculations for NRFI scores:

The NRFI scores were calculated using NRFI 6.3 formula (Fulgoni et al., 2009), which includes 6 nutrients to encourage (protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, iron, and calcium) and 3 nutrients to limit (saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars). To calculate scores for illustrative purposes, IOM staff used the information available on the Nutrition Facts panel. As per the published algorithm, a reference value of 125 grams was used for total sugars because added sugars is not available on the Nutrition Facts panel; also protein was not adjusted for protein quality. NRFI scores can theoretically range from –300 to 900, but the majority of foods score in the –150 to 300 range. NRFI raw scores are often divided into quintiles and assigned a score 1–5 for simplicity. Raw scores are more precise for comparing foods and therefore those were used for our comparison tables.

Crisped Rice Cereal

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1-1/4 cup1300 g0 g0 mg220 mg29 g< 1 g4 g2 g25%25%20%0%
ChoicesNCNC++limit 500 mg per 100 gNCmin 1.3 g per 100 kcal+NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC++++NCmin 2.5 g per 30 gmax 35% sugar by weightNC++++ vit
Heart CheckNC++++NC+NC+++++
Sensible Solution+++NC+NCmin 10% DV+NC++++ vit
Smart ChoicesNC++NC+NC+ vit+NC++++ vit
Smart SpotNC++++NC+ sug++++++ vit
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NCmin 2 g per serving+NCNCNCNCNC
GM Goodness Corner130 cal labellow-fat labellow-sat. fat labellow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenmin 10% DV for GSLgrams givenmin 10% DV for GSLESLESLESLmin 10% DV for GSL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labelfat free and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelNCmin 10% DV for GSLNCmin 10% DV for GSLESL and heart-healthy labelESL and heart-healthy labelESL and heart-healthy labelmin 10% DV for GSL
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNCmin 10% DV+++min 10% DV
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labelfat-free and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelNCmin 5g for high-fiber labelmax 0.5 g for sugar-free labelNCheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelmin 20% DV for high calcium
UK Traffic LightNCgreengreenNCamberNCNCamberNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars0 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI50 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val23 (1-100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Toasted Oat Cereal

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1 cup1002 g0 g0 mg190 mg20 g3 g1 g3 g10%10%10%45%
ChoicesNCNC+NClimit 500 mg per 100 gNC++NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC++++NC++NC++++
Heart CheckNC++++NC+NC+++++
Sensible Solution+++NC+NC++NC++++
Smart ChoicesNC++NC+NC++NC++++
Smart SpotNC++++NC+++++++
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NC++NCNCNCNCNC
GM Goodness Corner100 cal labelmax 3 g per 50 g for low-fat labellow sat. fatlow chol.NCnet carbs givenGSLgrams givenmin 5 g for GSLGSLGSLGSLESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelNC+NCmin 10% DV for GSLGSLGSLGSLESL
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNC+NCmin 10% DV++++
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelNCmin 5 g for high-fiber labelmax 0.5 g for sugar-free labelNCheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelhigh-calcium and heart-healthy label
UK Traffic LightNCambergreenNCamberNCNCgreenNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars2 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI84 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val37 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Sweetened Toasted Oat Cereal

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
3/4 cup1101.5 g0 g0 g190 mg22 g2 g9 g3 g10%10%25%10%
ChoicesNCNC+NCmax 500 mg per 100 gNC+limit 28 g per 100 gNCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC++++NCmin 10% DV+NC++++
Heart CheckNC++++NC+NC+++++
Sensible Solution+++NC+NCmin 10% DVmax 30% cal from sugarNC++++
Smart ChoicesNC++NC+NC+ vit+NC++++
Smart SpotNC++++NCmin 10% DVmax 25% cal from sugarmin 10% DV++++
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NC+max 6gNCNCNCNCNC
GM Goodness Corner110 cal labellow-fat labellow-sat. fat labellow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givemin 10% DV for GSLgrams givenmin 5 g for good source labelGSLGSLESLGSL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart- healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelNCmin 10% DV for GSLNCmin 10% DV for GSLGSL and heart-healthy labelGSL and heart-healthy labelESL and heart-healthy labelGSL and heart-healthy label
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNCmin 10% DV++++
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelNCmin 5 g for high fiber labelmax 0.5 g for sugar-free labelmin 10% DV for GSLheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy label
UK Traffic LightNCambergreenNCamberNCNCredNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars1 star (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI49 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val27 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1/2 cup1503 g.5 g0 mg0 mg27 g4 g/2 g/2 g1 g5 g0%0%10%0%
ChoicesNCNC+++NC++NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC++++NC++NC+ fiber+ fiber++ fiber
Heart CheckNC++++NC+NC+++++
Sensible Solution+++NC+NC++NC+ vit+ vit++ vit
Smart ChoicesNC++NC+NC++NC+ vit+ vit++ vit
Smart SpotNC++++NC++++ vit+ vit++ vit
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NC++NCNCNCNCNC
GM Goodness Corner150-cal labellow-fat labellow–sat. fat labellow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenGSLgrams givenGSLmin 10% DV for GSLmin 10% DV for GSLmin 10% DV for GSLmin 10% DV for GSL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium and heart-healthy labelNCGSLNCGSLmin 10% DV for GSLmin 10% DV for GSLGSLmin 10% DV for GSL
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNC+NC+min 10% DVmin 10% DV+min 10% DV
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium and heart-healthy labelNCmin 5g for high-fiber labelmax 0.5g for sugar-free labelheart-healthy labelmin 10% DVmin 10% DVheart healthy labelmin 20% DV for high calcium
UK Traffic LightNCambergreenNCgreenNCNCgreenNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars3 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI22 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val57 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Instant Plain Oatmeal

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1 packet1002 g0 g0 mg80 mg19 g3 g/1 g0 g4 g20%0%40%10%
ChoicesNCNC+++NC++NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC++++NC++NC++ vit++
Heart CheckNC++++NC+NC+++ vit++
Sensible Solution+++NC+NC++NC++ vit++
Smart ChoicesNC++NC+NC++NC++ vit++
Smart SpotNC++++NC+++ sug++ vit++
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NC++NCNCNCNCNC
GM Goodness Corner100 cal labelmax 3 g per 50 g for low-fat labellow-sat. fat labellow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenGSLgrams givemin 5 g for GSLESLmin 10% DV for GSLESLGSL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium and heart-healthy labelNCGSLNCmin 10% DV for GSL+min 10% DV for GSL++
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNC++++min 10% DV++
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium and heart-healthy labelNCmin 5 g for high-fiber labelsugar-free labelmin 10% DVheart-healthy labelmin 10% DVheart healthy labelheart healthy label
UK Traffic LightNCambergreenNCgreenNCNCgreenNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars3 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI87 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val39 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Apple Cinnamon Cereal Breakfast Bar

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1 Bar (37g)1303 g.5 g0 mg105 mg24 g2 g12 g2 g15%20%10%20%
ChoicesNCNC+++NC+max 28 g per 100 gNCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNCmax 3 g per 40 g+++NC+ vit+NC++++
Heart CheckNC++++NC+ vitNC+ vit++++
Sensible Solution+++NC+NCmin 10% DVmax 25% cal from sugarmin 10% DV++++
Smart ChoicesNC++NC+NC+ vit+NC++++
Smart SpotNC++++NCmin 10% DVmax 25% cal from sugarmin 10% DV++++
Canada’s Health CheckNC++NC+NC++NCNCNCNCNC
GM Goodness Corner130 cal labellow-fat labellow–sat. fat labellow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenmin 10% DV for GSLgrams givenmin 10% DV for GSLGSLESLGSLESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium and heart-healthy labelNCmin 10% DV for GSLNCmin 10% DV for GSLGSL and heart-healthy labelESL and heart-healthy labelGSL and heart-healthy labelESL and heart-healthy label
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNCmin 10% DV++++
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labellow-fat and heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium and heart-healthy labelNCmin 10% DV for high-fiber labelmax 0.5 g for sugar-free labelNCheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy label
UK Traffic LightNCambergreenNCgreenNCNCredNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars1 star (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI47 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val25 (1–100)

Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1 oz.906 g4 g20 mg230 mg0 g0 g0 g7 g10%0%0%20%
ChoicesNCNC+NC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNCmax 3 gmax1 g++NC+ vitNC+++ vit+ vit+
Heart CheckNCmax 3 gmax 1 g++NC+ prot, vit++++++
Sensible Solution+max 3 gmax 2 g++NCmin 10% DV++++ vit+ vit+
Smart ChoicesNCmax 3 gmax 2 g++NCNC+NC++ vit+ vit+
Smart SpotNCmax 30% cal from fatmax 1 g++NC+ sug++++ vit+ vit+
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNCNCNC+
GM Goodness Corner90-cal labelmax 3 gmax 1 gsat. fat too highNCnet carbs givenmin 10% DV for GSLgrams listedGSLmin 20% for ESLmin 10% DV for GSLmin 10% DV for GSLESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labelmax 3 gmax 1 gsat. fat too highmax 140 mg for low-sodium labelNCmin 10% DV for GSLNCGSLGSLmin 10% DV for GSLmin 10% DV for GSLESL
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCNCNC++min 10% DVmin 10% DV+
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labelmax 3 gmax 1 gsat. fat too highmax 140 mg for low-sodium labelNCmin 5 g for high-fiber labelsugar-free labelNCNCNCNCNC
UK Traffic LightNCredredNCamberNCNCgreenNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars0 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI16 (–300 to 900)
Nu ValNot determined (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1 oz.705 g3 g15 mg200 mg< 1 g0< 1 g6 g2%0%0%10%
ChoicesNCNC+NC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNCmax 3 gmax 1 g++NC+ protNC++ vit+ vit+ vit+
Heart CheckNCmax 3gmax 1 g++NC+NC++ vit+ vit+ vit+
Sensible Solution+max 3 gmax 2g++NCmin 10% DV+NC+ vit+ vit+ vit+
Smart ChoicesNCmax 3 gmax 2 g+NC+ vit+NC+ vit+ vit+ vit+
Smart SpotNCmax 35% cal from fatmax 1 g++NC+ sug+++ vit+ vit+ vit+
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 15% DV
GM Goodness Corner70-cal labelmax 3 gmax 1 gDNQ due to sat. fatNCnet cabs givenmin 10% DV for GSLgrams givenGSLmin 20% DV for ESLmin 10% DV for GSLmin 10% DV for GSLESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labelmax 3 gmax 1gDNQ due to sat. fatmax 140 mg for low-sodium labelNCmin 10% DV for GSLNC+min 10% DV for GSLmin 10% DV for GSLmin 10% DV for GSL+
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNC+min 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DV+
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low-cal labelmax 3 gmax 0.5 gDNQ due to sat. fatmax 140 mg for low-sodium labelNCmin 5 g for high-fiber labelsugar-free labelNCNCNCNCmin 20% DV
UK Traffic LightNCamberredNCamberNCNCgreenNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars0 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI0 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val22 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Reduced Fat Processed Cheese Slices

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal fatSat. fatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1 slice452.5 g1.5 g10 mg280 mg2 g0 g1 g4 g4%0%0%20%
ChoicesNCNC+NCmax 900 mg per 100 gNCNC+NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC+max 1 g++NC+ vitNC+ vit+ vit+ vit+ vit+
Heart CheckNC+max 1 g++NC+NC+++++
Sensible Solution+++++NC++++ vit+ vit+ vit+
Smart ChoicesNC+++max 240 mgNC+ vit+NC+ vit+ vit+ vit+
Smart SpotNCmax 35% cal from fatmax 1 g++NC+ sug++ sug+ vit+ vit+ vit+
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNCmax 240 mgNCNCNCNCNCNCNC+
GM Goodness Corner45-cal labellow-fat labelmax 1 glow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenmin 10% for GSLgrams givemin 10% for GSLmin 10% for GSLmin 10% for GSLmin 10% for GSLESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low callow-fat labelmax 1 g+max 140 mg for low-sodium labelNCmin 10% for GSLNCmin 10% for GSLmin 10% for GSLmin 10% for GSLmin 10% for GSL+
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNCmin 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DV+
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 cal for low callow-fat labelmax 1 gsat. fat too highmax 140 mg for low-sodium labelNCmin 5 g for high-fibermax 0.5 gNCNCNCNC+
UK Traffic LightNCamberredNCamberNCNCamberNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars0 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI27 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val26 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Fat Free Milk

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1 cup800 g0 g4 mg125 mg12 g0 g11 g8 g10%4%0%30%
ChoicesNCNC+NC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC++++NC+ prot++++ vit+ vit+
Heart CheckNC++++NC+ prot, vitNC+++ vit+ vit+
Sensible SolutionNo category for milk or yogurt
Smart ChoicesNC++++NC+ vit+NC++ vit+ vit+
Smart SpotNC++++NC+ sug++ sug++ vit+ vit+
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNCNCNC+
GM Goodness Corner80-cal labellow–fat labellow-sat. fat labellow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenmin 10% DVgrams givenGSLGSLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat, heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium, heart-healthy labelNCmin 10% DVNCGSLGSLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNCmin 10% DV+min 10% DVmin 10% DV+
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat, heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium, heart-healthy labelNCmin 5 gNCNCNCNCNChigh calcium
UK Traffic LightNCgreengreenNCgreenNCNCamberNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars3 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI57 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val91 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _%DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

1% Fat Plain Milk

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
1 cup1102.5 g1.5 g15 mg125 g13 g0 g12 g8 g10%0%0%30%
ChoicesNCNC+NC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC+max 1 g++NC+ prot, vit++++ vit+ vit+
Heart CheckNC+max 1 g++NC+ prot, vitNC+++ vit+ vit+
Sensible SolutionNo category for milk or yogurt
Smart ChoicesNC++++NC+ vit+NC++ vit+ vit+
Smart SpotNC+max 1 g++NC+ sug++ sug++ vit+ vit+
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNCNCNC+
GM Goodness Corner110-cal labellow-fat labelmax 1 glow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenmin 10% DVgrams givenGSLGSLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat labelmax 1 gDNQ due to sat. fatlow-sodium labelNCmin 10% DVNCGSLGSLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNC++min 10% DVmin 10% DV+
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat labelmax 1 gDNQ due to sat. fatlow-sodium labelNCmin 5 gNCNCNCNCNChigh calcium
UK Traffic LightNCgreengreenNCgreenNCNCamberNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars3 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI31 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val81 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

1% Fat Chocolate Milk

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
8oz1502.5 g1.5 g15 mg290mg25 g1 g22 g9 g10%0%4%30%
ChoicesNCNC+NCmax 100 mg per 100 gNCNCmax 5 g added per 100 gNCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC+max 1 g++NC+ prot, vit++++ vit+ vit+
Heart CheckNC+max 1 g++NC+ prot, vitNC+++ vit+ vit+
Sensible SolutionNo category for milk or yogurt
Smart ChoicesNC+++max 240 mgNC+ vit+NC++ vit+ vit+
Smart SpotNC+max 1 g++NCDNQ due to sugarmax 25% cal from sugarDNQ due to sugar++ vit+ vit+
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNCmax 240 mgNCNCNCNCNCNCNC+
GM Goodness Corner150-cal labellow-fat labelmax 1 glow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenmin 10% DVgrams givenGSLGSLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat labelmax 1 gDNQ due to sat. fatmax 140 mgNCmin 10% DVNCGSLGSLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNCmin 10% DV+min 10% DVmin 10% DV+
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat labelmax 1 gDNQ due to sat. fatmax 140 mgNCmin 5 gNCNCNCNCNChigh calcium
UK Traffic LightNCgreengreenNCgreenNCNCamberNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars0 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI19 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val54 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Fat Free Plain Yogurt

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
227g1100 g0 g5 mg150 mg16 g0 g15 g11 g0%4%0%40%
ChoicesNCNC+NC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC++++NC+ prot, vit+++ vit+ vit+ vit+
Heart CheckNC++++NC+ prot, vitNC++ vit+ vit+ vit+
Sensible SolutionNo category for milk or yogurt
Smart ChoicesNC++++NC+ vit+NC+ vit+ vit+ vit+
Smart SpotNC++++NC+ sugar++ sugar+ vit+ vit+ vit+
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNCNCNCNCNCNCNCNCNC+
GM Goodness Corner110-cal labellow-fat labellow-sat. fat labellow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenmin 10% DVgrams givenESLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat, heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelmax 140 mg for low-sodium label, heart-healthy labelNCmin 10% DVNCESLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNC+min 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DV+
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat, heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelmax 140 mg for low-sodium label, heart-healthy labelNCmin 5 gNCNCNCNCNChigh calcium
UK Traffic LightNCgreengreenNCgreenNCNCamberNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars3 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI43 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val96 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

Low Fat Fruit Yogurt

Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSat. FatChol.SodiumTotal CarbsDietary FiberSugarsProteinVit. AVit. CIronCalcium
6oz (170g)1501.5 g1 g5 mg110 mg28 g< 1 g26 g6 g0%4%0%20%
ChoicesNCNC+NC+NCNCmax 5 g added per 100 gNCNCNCNCNC
Healthy IdeasNC+max 1 g per 225 g++NC+ prot, vit+++ vit+ vit+ vit+
Heart CheckNC++++NC+ prot, vitNC++ vit+ vit+ vit+
Sensible SolutionNo category for yogurt
Smart SpotNC++++NCDNQ due to sugarmax 25% cal from added sugarDNQ due to sugarmin 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DV+
Smart ChoicesNC++++NC+ vitmax 12 g added per 8 ozNC+ vit+ vit+ vit+
Canada’s Health CheckNC+NCNC+NCNCNCNCNCNCNC+
GM Goodness Corner150-cal labellow-fat labellow-sat. fat labellow-chol. labelNCnet carbs givenmin 10% DVgrams givenGSLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
HT Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat, heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium, heart-healthy labelNCmin 10% DVNCGSLmin 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DVESL
Start Making ChoicesNCNCNCNCNCNCmin 10% DVNC+min 10% DVmin 10% DVmin 10% DV+
Wegmans’ Wellness Keysmax 40 callow-fat, heart-healthy labelheart-healthy labelheart-healthy labellow-sodium, heart-healthy labelNCmin 5 gNCNCNCNCNChigh calcium
UK Traffic LightNCgreengreenNCgreenNCNCamberNCNCNCNCNC
Guiding Stars0 stars (0 to 3 stars)
NRFI6 (–300 to 900)
Nu Val23 (1–100)

NOTE: + = meets criteria, DNQ = does not qualify, NC = no criteria, +vit, +prot, +sug, +fiber, etc. = nutrient in header of column is acceptable due to level of nutrient with +, GSL = good source label, ESL = excellent source label, min _% DV = must provide _% DV to meet criteria.

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