Healthy Ideas criteria

healthy ideas shelf tag

The criteria for "healthy" are based on a Reference Amount Customarily Consumed (RACC), which is the serving size specified by the FDA for each food category. In order to rate products, the values provided in the nutrition facts panel on product packages were converted to RACC values. Ingredients lists were also used to identify added ingredients.

Our Healthy Ideas criteria were built by George L. Blackburn, M.D, Ph.D and a team of health care and nutrition professionals. See table below for a complete list of shelf tag criteria.

Category Examples Serving Size (RACC*) Total Fat Saturated Fat Cholesterol Sodium Sugar Trans Fat Nutrient Require- ment
dairy & alternatives
milk Milk: refrigerated, shelf stable, vegetable based milk (soy, rice), shakes or shake substitutes, e.g., dairy shake mixes, fruit frost mixes. Evaporated milk (diluted only) 240 ml (8 oz) ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤22g per RACC 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Pudding 1/2 cup (113g) ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤22g per RACC 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Milk: evaporated, undiluted 30 ml; 50g rules ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤22g per RACC and per 50g 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Yogurt 225g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤30g per RACC 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Drinkable yogurts and smoothies 240 ml ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤30g per RACC 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
cheese Cottage cheese 110g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Ricotta 55g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Hard cheeses (Parmesan & Romano) 5g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
All other cheeses (natural & processed) 30g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
meat, seafood & beans, main entrée sauces
fresh meat Beef, pork, poultry 114g raw; 85g cooked <5g per RACC and per 100g <2g per RACC and per 100g <95 mg per 100g and per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
fish & seafood Canned, smoked or pickled fish and shellfish 55g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Fresh fish and shellfish 85g cooked; 110g uncooked <5g per RACC and per 100g <2g per RACC and per 100g <95 mg per 100g and per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Plain or fried fish and shellfish, fish and shellfish cakes 85g cooked; 110g uncooked ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Fish & seafood entrée with sauce 140g cooked ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
eggs Egg substitutes, egg whites 50g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Egg mixtures w/ meat, egg foo young, western style omelet 110g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
DELI MEATS/LINKED SAUSAGE PRODUCTS 55g cooked; 75g raw ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
bacon dried processed meat products Bacon, pork rinds 15g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Dried meats, jerky, dried beef, pepperoni 30g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
canned meats Chicken products 55g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
meat entrée without sauce Injected meats, corn dog, cured ham, corned beef, pastrami, 85g cooked; 110g uncooked ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
meat entrée with sauce Barbecued meats with sauce 140g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
major main entree type sauce without meat Pasta sauce 125g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
major main entree type sauce with meat Spaghetti sauce with meat, spaghetti with meatballs 125g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
minor main entree type sauce without meat Pizza sauce, pesto sauce, other sauces used as topping (e.g.gravy, white sauce, cheese sauce), cocktail sauce 60g (1/4 cup) ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
minor main entree type sauce with meat Pizza sauce with meat, meatgravy 60g (1/4 cup) ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
meat salads Ham salad 100g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
beans & legumes Canned beans, beans in sauce or canned in liquid and refried 130g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Others, prepared 90g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Dry 35g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
meat substitutes Tofu, soy burger, veggie burger 85g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC or 6.25g protein per RACC
produce
fruit Fresh, canned, frozen with added ingredients 140g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Light syrup or juice pack or no more than 20g sugar per RACC 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Fresh, canned, frozen without added ingredients 140g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Dried fruit without added ingredients 40g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Dried fruit with added ingredients 40g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving No Added Sugar 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Fruitrelishes, cranberry relish, cranberry sauce 70g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving No more than 20g sugar per RACC 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Fruits used as ingredients, lemons, limes, cranberries 55g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Watermelon 280g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
fruit juice (bottled) 100% juice products, single ingredient 240 ml ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
100% juice used as ingredients, single ingredient; lemon & lime juice 5 ml; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
100% juice products, fortified 240 ml ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
vegetables Fresh 85g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Canned with added ingredients 130g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Canned without added ingredients 130g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Vacuum packed canned vegetables, mexi-corn; with added ingredients 95g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Vacuum packed canned vegetables, mexi-corn; without added ingredients 95g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Frozen plain vegetables with added ingredients 85g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Frozen plain vegetables without added ingredients 85g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Chili pepper, green onion without added ingredients 30g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Chili pepper, green onion with added ingredients 30g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Vegetable with sauce, peas in cream sauce 110g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Vegetable pastes, tomato paste; single ingredient 30g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Vegetable pastes, tomato paste; not single ingredient 30g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Vegetable sauces or purees, tomato sauce, tomato puree 60g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
potatoes Potatoes: plain fresh 110g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Potatoes: canned in liquid; not single ingredient 160g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Potatoes: canned in liquid; single ingredient 160g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Potatoes: mashed, stuffed, candied, or with sauce 140g / 2/3 cup / 26g dry ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Potatoes: frozen, french fries, hash browns, skins or pancakes 70g prepared / 85g frozen ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Potatoes: plain, fresh, canned or frozen; - vacuum packed - not single ingredient 125g for vacuum packed ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Potatoes: plain, fresh, canned or frozen; - vacuum packed - single Ingredient 125g for vacuum packed ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
salads Salads: pasta or potato 140g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Salads: all other 100g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
meals/main dishes/mixed dishes
mixed dishes measurable with a cup Casseroles 1 cup ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Macaroni & cheese 245g / 1.13 cup ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Lasagne, ravioli, pot pies, stew 250g / 1 cup ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Chili 255g / 1 cup ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
mixed dishes not measurable with a cup Burritos, pizza, quiche, sandwiches 140g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACCand ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
mixed dishes not measurable with a cup, with sauce Enchiladas with sauce 195g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
meals Single serve at least 10 ounces and contain ingredients from at least 2 food groups per 100g and per labeled serving ≤3g per 100g and ≤30% calories from fat ≤1g per 100g and ≤10% of calories from saturated fat ≤90 mg per labeled serving ≤600 mg per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving Needs to have 3 nutrients with 10% of DV per labeled serving
main dish Single serve at least 6 ounces and contain ingredients from at least 2 food groups per 100g and per labeled serving ≤3g per 100g and ≤30% calories from fat ≤1g per 100g and ≤10% of calories from saturated fat ≤90 mg per labeled serving ≤600 mg per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving Needs to have 2 nutrients with 10% of DV per labeled serving
soups All varieties without animal protein 245g / 1 cup ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
All varieties with animal protein 245g / 1 cup ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per labeled serving ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
grains
Breads 50g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Biscuits, bagels, etc. 55g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Pancakes 110g / 3, 4-inch pancakes ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Mixes 40g dry mix for variety mixes ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Waffles 85g / 1, 7-inch waffle ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Taco shells 30g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Cereals - weighing up to 20g per cup 15g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g No more than 35% by weight 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Cereals - weighing more than 20g but less than 43g per cup 30g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g No more than 35% by weight 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Cereals - weighing at least 43g per cup 55g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving No more than 35% by weight 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Cereals - hot, plain 1 cup prepared, 40g dry ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving No more than 35% by weight 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Cereals - hot, sweetened, flavored 1 cup prepared, 55g dry ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving No more than 35% by weight 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Muffins 55g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Pastas, enriched 140g prepared; 55g dry / 1 cup prepared ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Pastas, not enriched 140g prepared; 55g dry / 1 cup prepared ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Rice, enriched 140g prepared; 45g dry / 3/4 cup prepared ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement
Rice, not enriched 140g prepared; 45g dry / 3/4 cup prepared ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Crackers 30g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Crackers not used as snacks, melba toast, hard breadsticks, ice cream cones 15g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Stuffing 100g / 1/2 cup / 28.3g dry ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Bran or wheatgerm 15g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g Not applicable 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Filled crackers 60g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per RACC At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
snacks
Nut & seed butters/spreads 32g (2 tbsp) ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC No Added Sugar 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Chips, popcorn, popcorn cakes, pretzels 30g; 50g rule ≤3g per RACC and per 50g ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC and per 50g ≤480 mg per RACC and per 50g No more than 35% by weight 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
Granola bars 40g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving No more than 35% sugar by weight 0g per labeled serving At least 10% of DV of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium or fiber per RACC
desserts
100% frozen fruit juice bars/pops 85g ≤3g per RACC ≤1g per RACC and ≤15% of calories from saturated fat ≤60 mg per RACC ≤480 mg per RACC and per labeled serving Not applicable 0g per labeled serving No requirement


*Reference Amount Customarily Consumed per FDA definition. RACC is the amount of the food commonly consumed as a serving based on government survey and industry practice. It is used to determine whether a food meets the definitions. The actual serving size of the food on package labels may not be the same as the reference amount. The FDA allows serving sizes to be within a reasonable range of the reference amount, especially if the food is meant to be eaten as a single unit, such as an entire can or bag.