Nutrient Content Claims

A nutrient content claim is a claim on a food product that directly or by implication characterizes the level of a nutrient in the food (e.g., "low fat," "high in oat bran," or "contains 100 calories")

Nutritional claims such as “low-fat” and “healthy” on a food package must meet the specific criteria outlined by the FDA.

We can help you use the following FDA regulated nutrient content claims:

  • Calories – free, low, reduced, light/lite
  • Fat – free, low, reduced, light/lite
  • Saturated Fat – free, low, reduced
  • Cholesterol – free, low, reduced
  • Sodium – free, low, very low, reduced, light/lite
  • Sugar – free, low, reduced
  • Dietary Fiber, Vitamins, Minerals:
  • Good Source, High In, Excellent Source, Rich In
  • More, Added, Enriched, Fortified
  • Healthy
  • Natural

Health Claims

Health claim means any claim made on the label or in labeling of a food, including a dietary supplement, that expressly or by implication, including "third party" references, written statements (e.g., a brand name including a term such as "heart"), symbols (e.g., a heart symbol), or vignettes, characterizes the relationship of any substance to a disease or health-related condition. Implied health claims include those statements, symbols, vignettes, or other forms of communication that suggest, within the context in which they are presented, that a relationship exists between the presence or level of a substance in the food and a disease or health-related condition).

Health claims are limited to claims about disease risk reduction, and cannot be claims about the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, or treatment of disease. Health claims are required to be reviewed and evaluated by FDA prior to use. An example of an authorized health claim, is: "Three grams of soluble fiber from oatmeal daily in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. This cereal has 2 grams per serving."