Are You Paying Attention to Food Labels?

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Recently, the Food and Drug Administration announced new proposed recommendations for the Nutritional Fact labels which will be rolled out over the next five to seven years.

Within the next 90 days, the FDA will be releasing two versions of new nutrition labels for over 700,000 foods sold in America. This would be the first change to America’s nutrition labels since the early 1990s. These changes were proposed by the Obama administration during the fourth anniversary of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign, which promotes physical exercise and a balanced nutritional diet to help reduce America’s high obesity rate.

One of the biggest proposed changes includes how the serving sizes are calculated. Changing to more accurate serving sizes, adjusted to be more realistic representations of the amount of food a person would typically consume, may defer people from certain unhealthy choices.

Will the way sugar and serving sizes are declared on the new nutrition labels make a difference in how you consume food?

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