Proposed nutrition labels a healthy innovation
Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, IA)
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The changes, announced Thursday, make serving sizes better reflect what consumers actually eat, not some ideal or arbitrary serving. They also add a line for the amount of manufactured sugars added to foods, important information for making healthier choices.
The food industry is already pushing back against the changes, saying they'll cost manufacturers
Nearly one in three Americans is obese, creating a health crisis that costs the nation
Some processed foods that seem healthy at a glance have more fat and calories per serving than a Bavarian cream doughnut. Food labels have helped many consumers make better choices. Clearer labels will help even more.