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Comparison images of a current nutrition fact label versus a proposed nutrition fact label

New food labels will make healthy eating easier

Categories: Wellness

When I was in college, studying to become a dietitian, I attended a nutrition seminar where breakfast was served. I grabbed Cheerios, skim milk, a banana and a blueberry muffin. The muffin came packaged with a label, which I read, as always — 250 calories, 10 grams of fat. After breakfast, I looked at that label again — this time checking the fine print. I was shocked! That 250 calories was for a serving size of half a muffin. WHO EATS HALF A MUFFIN? My sensible breakfast had become more than half the calories I should eat in a day! …Read More >

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