Food Labels

This handout image provide by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows, from left, a current food nutrition label, a proposed label and an alternate label. (AP Photo/FDA)

Health officials: Food label changes not enough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don’t tell consumers outright if a food is good for them. Public health advocates say that information is necessary […]

07/16/2014

First lady Michelle Obama, flanked by enlargements of a proposed nutrition label, left, and a proposed alternate label, claps as she speaks during in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, about helping parents and other consumers make healthier choices as part of her Let's Move program. The Obama administration is proposing new food labels that would make it easier to know about calories and added sugars, a reflection of the shifting science behind nutrition.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

New food labels aim to make healthy shopping easy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ice cream lovers beware: The government knows you’re unlikely to stop after half a cup. New nutrition labels proposed Thursday for many popular foods, including ice cream, aim to more accurately reflect […]

02/27/2014

Graphic compares nutrition labels.

New food labels would highlight calories and sugar

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those “Nutrition Facts” labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look. Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the […]

02/27/2014

Simply Cheetos are displayed in New York on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.  (AP Photo/Candice Choi)

PepsiCo rebrands ‘Natural’ products with ‘Simply’

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo has quietly gotten rid of the word “Natural” in some of its products and instead is going with “Simply.” The company changed its “Simply Natural” line of Frito-Lay chips to […]

01/24/2014

The nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

FDA to revise nutrition facts label

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read. The Food and Drug Administration says knowledge about nutrition has evolved over the last 20 years, and […]

01/23/2014