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FDA super-sizes key information in nutrition labels for packaged foods

FDA super-sizes key information in nutrition labels for packaged foods

Federal officials are super-sizing key information on nutrition labels for packaged foods and adding additional data to help Americans make healthier choices as their appetites -- and many products marketed to fill them -- have grown.

The updated Nutrition Facts labels, which will be required in mid-2018, feature larger type for calories, the size and the number of servings as well as a new category -- added sugars.

“This is going to make a real difference in providing families across the country the information they need to make healthy choices,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.

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