The Facts Up Front (FUF) label is a new voluntary label that is showing up on more and more products. This front-of-package label lists the highlights of the more involved nutrition label. It gives a quick and easy way to make an assessment of a food and its nutritional worth.
This new label indicates calories per serving as well as information on three nutrients that should be consumed in limited amounts – saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. Information on a few other nutrients that are encouraged in the diet may also be listed. Examples of these nutrients would be fiber, calcium, and potassium.
The goal of this labeling system is to make informed choices simpler. If you are confused by the Nutrition Facts Label, keep an eye out for Facts Up Front label to make your packaged foods choices a quick, informed decision.