In 2014, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the proposed changes to nutrition facts labels by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since then, the process of updating nutrition facts labels has been undergoing review and continued discussion.
The new label will be easier to read, with updated serving size information and daily values for sodium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and potassium. What’s more, the FDA is considering listing the quantity of added sugars in foods to the label, and calorie information for the whole package of certain foods, not just for a single serving.
Notes the agency, “Serving sizes must be based on the amounts of food and drink that people customarily consume, not on what people should be eating.”