A long-awaited improvement of the food nutrition label on every packaged product at the grocery store is coming. While the labels still maintain the minimalist two-column, black-and-white appearance and highlight many of the same categories, there are some significant changes in the upcoming makeover.
Highlights and Changes
The most notable changes include an emphasis on particular categories and the calculation method for estimates. The total calorie count is now highlighted in large letters instead of being the same size as the other nutritional information. Here are a few more changes included in the food nutrition label makeover:
Updating these categories and others on the food nutrition label will help you make healthier choices about the food you buy and consume.
Reasons for the Changes
Government standards for labeling foods Americans eat can potentially boost sales of some foods and tank those of others. A huge debate over design and content took place when the FDA first announced intentions to revise the food nutrition label. This discussion got everyone from consumers to food lobbyists and scientists involved to help shape the new makeover.
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