Have 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?
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