Diabetes Forecast

Nutrition Labels to Change

By Miriam E. Tucker ,


If the labels on packaged foods have you stumped, take heart: The nutrition facts are about to change. For starters, “serving size” will more closely reflect the amount people actually consume at one time, so a small bag of chips or can of soda will be labeled as one serving, not two. New labels will also include “added sugars,” which people are advised to limit to 10 percent or less of their daily total calories. Information on vitamin D and potassium—useful to people with kidney disease—will be included. Manufacturers will be required to use the new label by July 26, 2018.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement, published online May 20, 2016



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