Video: How to Read the New Nutrition Label

Learn how to read the new nutrition facts 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 it is difficult for many to consume the suggested daily amount.
  • Updated daily values for sodium and fiber are reflected.
  • Fat is broken down by types rather than quantity.

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