3 Changes That Could Be Coming to a Nutrition Label Near You
The nutrition label may be getting a makeover … but will its new look help you make healthier choices? That’s what the FDA is hoping. The new proposed nutrition labels will includes three major changes:
1. A more visible calorie count.
Calories are front and center on the new proposed label, set apart with a significantly larger, bolder font.
2. Larger, more realistic serving sizes.
3. A separate line for added sugars.
The new label will make it easier for consumers to distinguish between natural sugars (what you’ll find in fruit, for example) and added sugars (“empty calories” like candy, baked goods and sodas). Americans currently get 16 percent of their total calories from added sugars.
Here’s how the old label compares to the proposed new label:
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