Nutritional Labels Change for First Time in 20 Years

NBC -- The Food and Drug Administration is finally coming to terms with American diets, proposing changes to food labels to reflect that people will consume 20-ounce sodas, tubs of ice cream and other entire containers of food rather than just the suggested serving size.

"By law, the label information on serving sizes must be based on what people actually eat, not on what they 'should' be eating," the FDA said in a statement. The new labels would also place less emphasis on total fat and more on overall calories. The changes are meant to address the obesity epidemic by telling consumers more clearly what they are putting into their mouths, Obama administration officials say. Two-thirds of Americans overweight or obese, according to NBC News. The changes are being announced as part of the fourth anniversary of first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative.

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