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Nutrition Facts Label Changes Proposed By FDA & Michelle Obama – Good or Bad?

Nutrition Facts Label Changes FDA Michelle Obama

It’s the first thing that any health-conscious person turns to when weighing the value of a food or drink product – the great Nutrition Facts Label.  Well, the FDA with support from Michelle Obama is proposing to revise these labels to “place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars and certain nutrients, such as Vitamin D and potassium.”

Interesting.  But will the label revisions make a difference?  In my opinion, the new labels put too great an emphasis on caloric content of a product.  If a reader looks at a label and is bombarded with a large and bold Calories indication, then they may not take a sufficient look at the rest of the label which is arguably just as (if not more) important.

Nutrition Facts Label Changes FDA Michelle Obama