Great news for public health: Our nutrition facts label is changing – in three years

First lady Michelle Obama announced an important public health win yesterday: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is changing the nutrition facts label in some significant ways, The new changes take effect for large manufactures on July 26, 2018. Smaller companies will have an extra year to comply.

Here’s the FDA guidance (basically a fact sheet and FAQs page rolled into one).

This is HUGE, people!  The changes include – wait for it…. a line for added sugar! That’s right. Went to bed on this news last night and was so happy I could hardly sleep. Woke up this morning and found out I was NOT dreaming!

Seriously DO go out and read the guidance. It’s quick, clear, and if you care about food and healthy eating you will do a little happy dance.

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