What popular food labels mean and how to use them to make better choices

SALT LAKE CITY — Have you ever seen a sign on a package of food that says “fat free” or “reduced calories” and wondered what that really meant?

Certain food labels are federally regulated and must meet specific qualifications for food manufacturers to put them on their packaging. Here are some examples of food labels you may see and a few tips to help you use these labels to make the best health choices for you and your specific nutritional needs.

‘Light’ or ‘lite’

When found on food, this label refers to the total calories, fat or sodium content of

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