The new and improved labels will make it easier for you to eat more nutritiously and spot added sugar.
The new FDA Nutrition Facts label, now finalized, shines a spotlight on hidden sugars — and how many calories and servings are in “biggie-sized” foods. This should help turn the tide on America’s obesity epidemic.
The labels on meat will tell you how the animal was fed, raised and/or handled. Discover which labels are the most trustworthy. Find out which ones promise more than they deliver.
In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced by the FDA.
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So the label on the eggs in the fridge says “Sell by” yesterday’s date. You wonder if it’s safe to make that one last omelet. You hate to waste the eggs, but you want to be safe. A nutritionist provides sound advice about food safety for all your food groups.
In a perfect world, a food label like “organic” would be plain and simple. We don’t live in a perfect world. Instead, “organic” can apply to everything from an apple (which I recommend) to a sugar-packed cookie (which I do not recommend). Organic means health-boosting fruits and veggies or health-zapping junk food. Also, as I’ve … Read More
A new Nutrition Facts label is coming to a store near you. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced proposed revisions aimed at simplifying the familiar panel, which appears on nearly 700,000 packaged foods and beverages. The FDA updated the label just once since its release 20 years ago. The makeover reflects current scientific … Read More
Halloween is full of gorgeous colors, rich flavors and tasty traditions. But the fat and added sugar content of many candy treats can make this holiday hard on our bodies. This year, commit to a plan that balances treats and health in a creative way. Whether trick-or-treating with your kids or celebrating at a costume … Read More