Always Read the Label

Posted: March 10, 2014 in My Take
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this is pretty cool.

HaleyMarieCopeland

According to a recently published article, the FDA will be changing our beloved nutrition labels for the first time in twenty years. Being the type of person who cannot leave a Whole Foods supermarket in under four hours because I am too caught up in reading nutrition labels, I have a bit to say about this.

I realize that most people would never spend that much time and energy reading about the nutritional value of what goes into their body. This realization was solidified further when I heard the proposed changes. 

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As you can see, the serving sizes and the calories are emphasized, calories from fat is removed, percent daily value is shifted to the left, and there is a new “added sugars” row.

According to the article, the serving size is being changed to “accurately reflect what people usually eat or drink.” Which brings me to the…

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