Nutrition Analysis and Serving Language

An abbreviated listing of the nutritional benefits of the tested recipe is included in some magazines.

SIM details (updated 1/20/16)

Tag should read: Per serving (in bold face). Use abbreviations with calorie (cal.), gram (g), milligram (mg), saturated fat (sat. fat), carbohydrates (carb.), protein (pro.), vitamin (vit.). Do not include Daily Values.

For a standard SIM recipe, there will be eight items: Per serving X g cal., X g fat (X g sat. fat), X mg chol.,
X mg sodium, X g carb., X g fiber, X g pro.

For SIM recipes with 0 g fat, there will be only seven items (no sat. fat): Per serving X g cal., 0 g fat,
X mg chol., X mg sodium, X g carb., X g fiber, X g pro.

For Diabetic Living-brand titles, there will be nine items: Per serving X g cal., X g fat (X g sat. fat),
X mg chol., X mg sodium, X g carb. (X g fiber, X g sugars), X g pro.

For “healthy” titles, there will often be nine items: Per serving X g cal., X g fat (X g sat. fat), X mg chol.,
X mg sodium, X g total carb., X g sugars, X g fiber, X g pro.

List food exchanges in health titles. Should read: Food exchanges (in bold face). Do not abbreviate meat, starch, fruit, vegetable, fat, carbohydrate, and other carbohydrate

If an NA contains 0 g fat, do not include saturated fat. If an NA contains a fat value but no saturated fat, list “X g fat (0 g sat. fat)”.

 

BHG details (updated 1/20/16)

Tag should read: Per serving (in bold face). Use abbreviations (but no periods—except in the last entry, pro.) with calorie (cal), gram (g), milligram (mg), carbohydrates (carb), protein (pro.).

For a standard BHG recipe, there will be seven items: Per serving X g cal, X g fat, X mg chol,
X mg sodium, X g carb, X g fiber, X g pro.

For abbreviated recipes, sometimes referred to as girlfriend recipes, omit entries that have a value of 0. Occasionally NA is omitted entirely in these recipes.

 

SERVING LANGUAGE

Makes x servings (2 pancakes each) or x sandwiches, cookies, or whatever unit is appropriate for your recipe. If it is a casserole and it simply makes 6 servings, that is fine.
NA will say: Per serving or Per sandwich, cookie, etc.

If it is a healthy title:
Makes 6 servings (1 chop + ½ cup apples each).
NA will say: Per serving

If the recipe makes a unit that is a volume or quantity: Makes 2 loaves (24 slices).
NA will say: Per slice

If it is a canning title: Makes 4 pints.
NA will say: Per ½ cup, or whatever the measure.

 


 

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