Updated Nutrition Labels

https://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrist/2017/04/22/updated-nutrition-labels-can-make-us-healthier-consumers/2/#39347ec6da6f

 

In this article, the author discussed how the FDA has proposed a revision of nutrition labels on the back of food packages.  This label would be a requirement for all packages by 2019 and the main difference would be that it would designate a line for “sugar added.”  This fact is very important because current nutrition labels do not account for the natural sugar that most foods contain.  With this in mind, the added sugar is what really sets bad sugar apart from good sugar.

I feel that the implementation of this fact would be very beneficial for consumers.  Not only would it be a step in modernizing food labels, but also it would take into account the new things that people have learned about nutrition.  As new information is learned, it is important that all people have access to it, especially in something as important as nutrition.  This new food label would be very beneficial for consumers.

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