How to Make a Nutrition Facts Label for a Package – Download Free Nutrition Label Template Samples
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Updated 4-20-12 with Even More Samples!
Now Backwards Compatible to Illustrator CS4!
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I remember making my first nutritional facts label. I didn’t know where to start so I started in the kitchen. I picked out a similar food to see how someone else did it. I figured if a major food company was doing it like that, then I could too.
It didn’t look that hard – fonts were Helvetica or Arial and you just put things in columns with alternating thick and thin horizontal lines – pretty basic stuff. And it really wasn’t that hard, until my clients gave me all sorts of unusual packages and even more unusual products that needed some kick-ass product packaging.
I started learning about what the FDA says you can and cannot do as well as utilizing their excellent samples to match just about any design problem. The FDA has really done their homework on this one. They make it really easy to adapt their recommendations to just about any packaging challenge.
So now I’m sharing what I’ve learned and providing you this Illustrator editable vector PDF nutritional label template sample pack to get you started. All of these labels were taken from product packages that I designed and are currently on the market so I know they work. They cover the four basic types of nutrition label challenges – the “small overloaded label”, the “we don’t need to put everything in just the basics”, the “we have no more room so just make it fit somehow” and the “our package is so big that the FDA requires us to put everything…even spelling out the word saturated instead of using an abbreviation”.
Note: After generating the panel save page as PDF (you do this by printing the page and then choosing PDF from the drop down menu of available printers). The file will be editable in Illustrator except for the heading (a bitmap image) which you will need to replace. The program also automatically generates the DV percentages based upon a 2,000 calorie diet. Sweet!
This one may even be better than mine because it has detailed specs and justifications on why you do what you do.
This one is provided by Walle Packaging.
Don’t make a nutritional panel without it.
Nutrient profiles for nearly every food in the world.
File Under: Learn About FDA Nutrition Facts Label Requirements – How to Design a Nutrition Facts Label – Creating a Nutrition Facts Label – Free PDF Illustrator Nutrition Facts Label Template – Make a Nutrition Facts Table