Expert Tip

There is no "magic score" you should aim for when buying food. We believe a balanced diet consists of foods from all categories and can be found all over the NuVal® System scale.  The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System gives you the information to make an informed decision.





NuVal® Scores make it easy to shop like a nutrition expert.  One number is all you need to know to make decisions about food for you and your family – decisions you can feel good about.  



Below is a sampling of NuVal Scores. To see all of the NuVal Scores please visit one of our retail partners.





Fresh Bread and Rolls  
Alvarado Sprouted Whole Wheat Bread
Arnold Natural Flax and Fiber Bread
Arnold Italian Crustini Rolls
Healthy Choice Hearty 7-Grain Bread
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Bread
Sara Lee Honey Wheat Bread
Wonder Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Wonder Classic White Sandwich Bread
Cold Cereal  
Cap'n Crunch Sweetened Corn & Oat Cereal
General Mills Cheerios Toasted Whole Grain Oat Cereal
Hodgson Mill Unprocessed Wheat Bran (Millers Bran)
Kashi 7 Whole Grain Flakes Cereal
Kashi Strawberry Fields Cereal
Post Spoon Size Shredded Wheat Cereal
Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal with Almonds
Post Frosted Shredded Wheat
Quaker Life Cereal
Fresh Vegetables  
Lettuce - Iceberg
Sweet Potato
Frozen Vegetables  
Birds Eye Cooked Winter Squash
Birds Eye Deluxe Frozen Artichoke Hearts
Green Giant Cut Green Beans Steamable
Green Giant Chopped Spinach
Birds Eye Sweet Corn & Butter Sauce
Green Giant Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce
Green Giant Creamed Spinach with Artificial Cream Flavor
Green Giant Green Bean Casserole
Canned Vegetables  
Allens Popeye Regular Spinach
Aunt Nellie's Ruby Red Sweet & Sour Harvard Beets
Del Monte Fresh Cut Regular Spinach
Del Monte Fresh Cut Whole Green Beans (with salt)
Del Monte Fresh French Green Beans No Salt Added
Libby's Sauerkraut with Caraway Seeds
Ready to Serve Artichoke Hearts
Vlasic Old Fashioned Sauerkraut
Passion Fruit
Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies
Kashi TLC Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookies
Nabisco Chips Ahoy Chewy Real Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nabisco Mini Teddy Graham Snacks
Nabisco Nilla Wafers
Salerno Butter Flavored Cookies
Nabisco Honey Maid Low Fat Grahams
Annies Home Grown Bite Size Whole Wheat Bunnies Baked Snack Crackers
Austin Toasty Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter
Kashi TLC Mediterranean Bruschetta Snack Cracker
Keebler Townhouse Bistro Multi Grain Crackers
Kellogg's All-Bran Garlic Herb Crackers
Nabisco Ritz Bitz Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches
Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Flavor Goldfish
Ryvita Sesame Rye Crispbread
Sunshine Cheez-it Reduced Fat Baked Snack Crackers
Salty Snacks  
Baked Lays Original Potato Crisps
Chex Mix Brand Snack Traditional
Crunchy Cheetos
Fritos Brand Corn Chips
Garden of Eatin' Blue Chips All Natural Tortilla Chips
Doritos Nacho Flavored Tortilla Chips
Lays Stax Original Potato Crisps
Old Fashioned Kettle-Cooked Reduced Fat Cape Cod Potato Chips
Pringles Reduced Fat Sour Cream & Onion
Snyders of Hanover Honey Wheat Pretzel Sticks
Snyders of Hanover Original Tortilla Chip
Utz Barbecue Potato Chip
Sunshine Cheez It Assorted Party Mix
Fresh Meats  
Chicken Breast (skinless)
Ground Sirloin (Beef 90/10)
Ham (whole leg)
Pork Baby Back Ribs
Pork Tenderloin
Turkey Breast
Turkey Breast (skinless)
Atlantic Salmon Fillet
Bay Scallops (treated)
Clams (raw, treated)
Crab, Alaskan King
Haddock (treated)
Sardines (fresh)
Shrimp (treated)
Chug Milk Shake Vanilla
Nonfat Skim Milk
2% Milk
1% Milk
Silk Chocolate Light Soymilk
Silk Soymilk
Lakewood Fresh Pressed Pure Pomegranate Juice
Odwalla Pomegranate Limeade (20% Juice)
Canola Oil
All Vegetable Shortening