Proposed Food Labels Stress Content Of Food

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The nutrition labels on the backs of packaged foods are getting a proposed makeover Thursday that will make calorie counts more noticeable, serving sizes more realistic and added sugars more obvious.

The changes, proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, will be announced by first lady Michelle Obama at the White House and tied in to the fourth anniversary of her Let’s Move Campaign. Like that campaign, the proposal reflects concerns about obesity and the quality of the American diet that were not as prominent when the labels last had a major update in the early 1990s.

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