Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Definition of Exempt Foods

Nutrition information is listed per serving, unless otherwise noted. Guidelines apply to products approved for advertising to children under 12, unless otherwise noted.


Portuguese Pledge (Portuguese Pledge)

Group Calories/ Portion Size Limit Fats Sugars Sodium Nutrient Content/ Additional Guidelines
For snacks, no more than 150 calories per packetTotal fat ≤ 35% of calories; Sat fat ≤ 10% of calories; trans fat < .5 g of reference amount; cholesterol ≤ 30 mg of reference amountAdded sugar ≤ 10% of calories≤150mgAt least half a portion of a "food to promote" per reference quantity OR contains a minimum of one nutrient to promote, per reference quantity