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 standard and healthy SIM 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 SIM recipes with 0 g fat, there will be only eight 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 sugars, 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.

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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