United States proposes major update to food labels in bid to combat obesity

March 26, 2014

By Tom Clarke Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes. The Food and […]

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Study: Clearer food labels might help with healthy food choice

January 28, 2013

Different labels on food that clearly display the total number of calories and nutrients in the entire package, rather than just part of it, might help people make healthier food choices, according to a study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA researchers, whose results appeared in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition […]

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