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Meet the New Nutrition Labels

Back-of-box numbers are suddenly getting marquee treatment.

New Nutrition Labels
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Meet the New Nutrition Labels

There are signs of progress in labeling: Food companies are moving key numbers found on nutrition labels to the front—and enlarging. Many are based on a food-industry version of government's Daily Values, called Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA). The acronyms don't matter as much as the numbers, which can be helpful—no magnifying glass required.

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