New US food label rules to require added sugars to be detail
The United States plans a major overhaul of the way packaged foods are labeled, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday. Serving sizes will be adjusted to reflect how much people actually eat, and for the first time labels will list added sugars. These are the first significant changes since the Nutrition Facts label was introduced more than 20 years ago. They come as an increasing number of Americans battle obesity, diabetes and heart disease and will affect roughly 800,000 products from Coca-Cola and ice-cream to soup and spaghetti sauce. Speaking at a health summit in Washington, first lady Michelle Obama said she was "thrilled" about the new label and said she believes it is going to make "a real difference in providing families across the country the information they need to make healthy choices." Her "Let's Move!" initiative aims to increase the health of young people.

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