Posted on February 28, 2014 · Posted in News

First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign

over the last four years is paying off in many ways, including new food labels. Today an announcement in the New York Times states that more than 700,000 products will improve food labels.

Calories, added sugars and more realistic serving information will provide the consumer with information about the food they buy. And not only will we learn about added sugars but the labels will clearly state added sugars like corn syrup, white and brown sugar, and fruit juice concentrate.

This is huge for consumers. We will be able to make educated choices about the food we choose to purchase and serve our families. This is the first time in 20 years the FDA has approved a change in food labeling. Thank you Michelle Obama for making this your signature initiative.

Here’s the full article in the New York Times

The FDA website has details on the changes to the food labels, including a before and after comparison of the labels.