Better food choices lead to a healthier life. And helping you live better is precisely why weâ€™ve developed health keyâ„¢. Using the guiding principles of science, trust and ease, health key was designed to help you identify foods with healthy attributes. The color-coded icons point out 18 important ingredient and nutrient attributes - ranging from Organic and Gluten Free to No Lactose, No Added Sugars and Vitamin C. To gain a health key tag, products must pass through filters specifically put in place to omit items with excessive fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium.
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P lease Note: This information is intended for educational purposes only and does not replace advice from your doctor or health care provider. For individual recommendations, please consult with a doctor or registered dietitian.
Item contains 10% or more Daily Value (100mg) of Calcium. Produce only.
Item contains 10% or more Daily Value (40mcg) of Folate. Produce only.
Certified by an accredited agency as gluten free or are identified as Gluten Free by the manufacturer.
At least 10% daily value for Fiber or 2.5g or more Fiber per serving and 3g or less of fat per serving to promote Digestive Health.
Items are aligned with the American Heart Association nutrition guidelines. Items are low saturated fat, low cholesterol, limit sodium to 480mg (per serving) or 600mg (meal and main dish), and contain less than 6.5g total fat or 3g or less of total fat (meal/main dish per 100g ) AND contains DV of 10% or more for Vitamins A or C, Calcium, Iron, Protein or Dietary Fiber.
Meat Categories only. Identifies a better choice of meat, poultry, and pork that provides less fat; contains <10g total fat, 4.5g or less saturated fat, <95mg cholesterol, per 100g portion (and per serving size, main dish)
Each item (per serving) or each 100g of this product (meal and main dish) provides 1 g or less of saturated fat and 3g or less of total fat.
Each item (per serving) or each 100g of this product (meal and main dish) provides a limit of 140mg or less sodium. Does not appear on products with SODIUM FREE.
Items do not contain any added sugars. Not on products that are SUGAR FREE.
These items do not contain any lactose or are identified as lactose free by manufacturer.
Identified by organic certification or organic by the manufacturer.
Item contains 10% or more Daily Value (250mg) of Potassium. Produce only.
Each Item (per serving) or each 100g (meals/main dish) of this product contains less than 5 mg Sodium, identified as 0mg sodium; or identified as sodium free by manufacturer. Does not appear on products with LOW SODIUM.
Item contains 0g sugar or identified as sugar free by the manufacturer. Does not appear on products with NO ADDED SUGAR.
These items do not contain any meat, dairy, eggs, or seafood containing ingredients.
Item contains 10% or more Daily Value (500mg) of Vitamin A. Produce only.
Item contains 10% or more Daily Value (6mg) of Vitamin C. Produce only.
Carry a Whole Grain Stamp or a whole grain is identified as the first ingredient. Items high in sodium, sugars and saturated fat are omitted.