A New Food Label

Although we won’t start seeing the F.D.A’s new Food Label on products until July 2018, the revised food label emphasizes typical serving size and it highlights calories in bold, large numbers. The label also includes added sugars (see below for image). As a Dietitian, I am pleased with the updated label and think that it will be easy for people to understand and eye-opening to look at “added sugars” in certain foods. I’m also hopeful that food manufacturers will put more effort into reducing added sugars now that they have to disclose this information. For more information, click this link to read the NY Times article titled F.D.A. Finishes Food Labels for How We Eat Now.

Nutrition Facts Label - What

Information & Image Source: FDA