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Better food facts at a glance

Article Date: Feb 28, 2014

Proposed nutrition labels aim to be more realistic, more useful

For the first time in 20 year, the FDA is proposing major changes to nutrition labels. Kellie Westbrook, a dietitian for Alegent Creighton Health, talks about how these changes will make it easier for people to make choices about what they eat. 

In the future, when you sit down on the couch with a bag of chips or crackers, a re­vamped nutrition label might make you think twice about how much of the package you eat.

For the first time in two decades, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing major changes to the familiar nutrition labels on food pack­ages. The changes include the per-serving calorie count in large, bold type and adjust­ments of portion sizes.

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