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Nutrition Labels Get a New Look

NutritionLabelsHave you looked at nutrition labels and been thoroughly confused? Some products read FAT or SUGAR FREE  in huge, bold letters, but when you turn the product over to look at the label, it says just the opposite. On a recent trip to the White House at the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama, I was excited to learn that those confusing nutrition labels are getting a new look!

Along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, First Lady, Michelle Obama is working hard to improve nutrition for our families and reduce the obesity epidemic. Changes are being proposed to nutrition labels on food packages and beverages to help these efforts. The new labels would place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars, Vitamin D and potassium. “These labels of the future will be the NEW NORM,” says Michelle Obama.

  • Labels will list added sugars separately
  • Calorie and serving sizes are in larger print
  • Current serving sizes are NOT recommended portions by the FDA
  • The changes will eliminate confusion on serving sizes
  • Nutrition labels have only undergone one update in the last 2 decades.
  • New nutrition labels could help improve public health by reducing chronic diseases

Are confused by the current nutrition labels? Do you believe this new look will help the consumer?

See also: First Lady Michelle Obama Cracks Down on Junk Food in Schools

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10 Responses

  1. I totally agree. The labels seem to be designed to drive consumers crazy. They’re so confusing.

  2. I like the calories being in Big bold. I just need to get used to the new format.

  3. I love this. Especially the added sugars element. These labels can be so misleading. Things that are marked healthy will have high fructose corn syrup and lots of it. I bought a jar of “Natural” Peanut Butter the other day and when I looked on the ingredients it had added sugar! Thanks for this post. Good to know.

  4. This is SO MUCH BETTER!!!

  5. It’s good that they’ll be listing the added sugars separately. That’s one of the main things I look at on nutritional labels.

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