A new look at labels: Find out how to read the updated nutrition label, which includes additional info on minerals, vitamins, and more.

Learn how to read the nutrition facts on labels to better understand the makeup of your food—and make better nutritional choices.

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The New Nutrition Label: What’s Changed

  • Labels now list added sugars in addition to vitamins and minerals.
  • Vitamin D, calcium, potassium, and iron were added because many people find it hard to get the suggested daily amount.
  • Updated daily values for sodium and fiber are reflected.
  • Fat is broken down by types rather than quantity.

Editor's Note: This video was originally published on , and was last reviewed on . Refreshed 2/16/22.

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