Parent’s will love the new Nutrition Facts labels just approved by the FDA. The new food labels will have more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And no longer will a small bag of chips count as two or three servings.
Michelle Obama said parents will be the beneficiaries and that they “will no longer need a microscope, a calculator, or a degree in nutrition to figure out whether the food they are buying is actually good for their kids,”
The changes were first proposed by the Food and Drug Administration two years ago and are the first major update to the labels since their introduction in 1994. They are now on more than 800,000 foods. The overhaul comes amid scientific advances. While fat was the focus when the labels were created, calories are of greater concern these days. The calorie listing will now be much larger than anything else on the label, making it hard to overlook.
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