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New Food Labels Would Highlight Calories and Sugar
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New Nutrition Labels Focus on Sugar, Calories
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Proposed label would give context to sugar in foods
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Nutrition Labels On Junk Food Will Finally Make More Sense
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New food labels would highlight calories and sugar
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FDA proposes new food labels
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Among the highlights: the new labels would replace out-of-date serving sizes, highlight calorie content and draw attention to “added sugars.” First Lady Michelle Obama said. Among the highlights: the new labels would replace out-of-date serving sizes, highlight calorie content and draw attention to “added sugars.” First Lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that America’s families will benefit from the proposed label makeover, which the FDA first unveiled last month. Among the highlights: the new labels would replace out-of-date serving sizes, highlight calorie content and draw attention to “added sugars.” First Lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that America’s families will benefit from the proposed label makeover, which the FDA first unveiled last month.
Title: FDA’s New Food Labels Would Focus on Calories, Sugar ContentCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/27/2014 12:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2014 12:00:00 AM. A focus on calories and the inclusion of added sugars are two of the biggest changes made to the Nutrition Facts Label, which hasn’t seen a major update since its inception more than 20 years ago. FDA’s Revamped Nutrition Labels Highlight Calories and Sugar. Among other changes, the new label requires that the amount of and percent Daily Value for Added Sugars be declared; the latter of which is based on 50 grams of added sugar.
It’s been in the works for some time, and is now set to become a reality by July 2018 — the Food and Drug Administration has announced that the redesigned Nutrition Facts labels on food and beverages sold in the U.S. must include a line for “added” sugars. First Lady Michelle Obama made the announcement last week about the label change. After reading the “added sugar” information now required by the FDA’s new food labels, it may be time to rethink your diet. 73% of African Americans said they did not have emergency funds to cover. 1. Calories Are Not the Only Enemy.
The first thing you notice about the new labels is how the section containing the caloric content has been bolded, with an increased font size. This is not by accident. Seeing as calories have become the first thing consumers look for, the new food label makes this information more easily accessible.
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Many processed foods, including bottled tomato sauce, have added sugars, which would be required under the proposed label. (Danny Nicholson/Flickr) By Allison.
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