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Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Nutrition Information

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author image Stacey Phillips
Stacey Phillips is a registered dietitian and nutrition writer. She has had articles and patient information handouts published in the "Renal Nutrition Forum" and the "Journal of Renal Nutrition." She holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and a Masters degree at Central Michigan University.
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Nutrition Information
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Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is a quick, processed meal, offered in a variety of different flavors. According to "Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010," you should limit refined grains, such as macaroni, to 1 1/2 cups per day as part of a healthy diet.

Calories, Protein and Fat per Serving

Each box of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, made with reduced-fat milk and margarine, makes three 1/3-cup portions. A serving has 400 calories, or 20 percent of the daily value, and 10 grams of protein, or 13 percent of the daily value, based on a 2,000-calorie diet. A portion also has 29 percent of the fat daily value, with 19 total grams. Saturated and trans fat make up 8.5 grams of fat per serving. Limit daily saturated fat intake to 20 grams and trans fat to 2 grams on 2,000-calorie diet.

Sodium and Fiber Content

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese has 710 milligrams of sodium, or 30 percent of the daily value, per serving. Too much dietary sodium can cause high blood pressure and heart disease. The fiber content is low, with only 1 gram, or 4 percent of the daily value in each portion. Incorporate fiber as part of a healthy diet to lower cholesterol and heart disease risk.

Other Nutrients Included

After preparation, a 1/3-cup portion provides 10 percent of the daily value of iron and 15 percent of the daily value of vitamin A and calcium.

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