The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today unveiled its proposed revisions for the ubiquitous Nutrition Facts label. Around 20 years ago, the agency instituted the labels in an attempt to provide consumers with more information about their food. Take a look at any packaged food item in your pantry, and regardless of origin or brand, you’ll find one of their black and white labels. The current design provides information about calories, fat, and sodium, in addition to the percent of DV (daily values) of each. However, the FDA claims that today’s labels contain outdated information about serving sizes, and could do a better job of emphasizing the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. Keep reading for a look at the proposed changes.
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