Nutrition labels on junk food will finally make more sense – USA

On Friday, The Food and Drug Administration finalized new nutrition fact labels for packaged foods. Some cosmetic changes include bigger font sizes and bolder type for calories count and serving sizes. Another change will be serving sizes that reflect realistic portions. Some bottled beverage, many of which are completely consumed in one sitting, currently list serving sizes of less than half the amount of what´s in the bottle.

Eating too much sugar has been linked to cardiovascular disease and childhood obesity. One study by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that 71.4 percent of adults “consumed 10 percent or more of calories (they consume) from added sugar.” The administration, or FDA, hopes the new labels will help consumers understand how much sugar is added to packaged food and enable them to make better choices.

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