Food nutrition label How much calcium is in macaroni and cheese? Which brand of macaroni and cheese has the least fat? The best way to find out this information and more is to read the food label. All food packages bear the Nutrition Facts label, which is full of useful information to help you eat more healthfully.

Let's look at a sample label for macaroni and cheese to find out what is inside.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Servings Per Container: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370         Calories from Fat 140
  % Daily
Value*
Total Fat 15.5 g 23%
Saturated Fat 4 g 20%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg 5%
Sodium 660 mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 49 g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3 g 12%
Sugars 9 g  
Protein 11 g  
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 15%
Iron 15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie need
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65 g 80 g
Saturated Fat Less than 20 g 25 g
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400 mg 2,400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 g 375 g
Dietary Fiber   25 g 30 g