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Nutrition Labels to Get Makeover

It's been 20 years since the last big overhaul of nutrition labels, but some big changes may be coming to your supermarket aisle this year - changes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hopes will make choosing healthy items easier.
FOX 24 -- It's been 20 years since the last big overhaul of nutrition labels, but some big changes may be coming to your supermarket aisle this year - changes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hopes will make choosing healthy items easier.

It announced recently that an update to the labels will come at some point this year.

So what changes can we expect?

The labels will likely become easier to read and use, but the exact changes are not clear yet. Some groups are asking for more emphasis to be placed on calorie and sugar counts. Others are calling for bolder and larger text sizes for the ingredients list. And most everyone seems to agree that there should be less need for math, like when you look at serving size and calories per serving and have to calculate this for each meal.
But whatever the changes end up being, they could have a big potential to help Americans eat even healthier. Some studies have found that people who take the time to read food labels do end up making better food choices.

The FDA has not yet said when or what they might look like just that we should expect changes to come this year.
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