You Should Know

February 2015 Issue

Better Nutrition Facts on Sugar Labels

It may become easier to figure out how much sugar you’re really getting in foods. In February 2014, the Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes to the nutrition facts label on foods, which include a plan to better highlight information on added sugars. This change was primarily guided by the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which suggested that reduction of added sugars was a primary target for optimal health.

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