You Tell Us: What Do the FDA's Plans to Change Food Labels Mean to You?
We consumers are becoming hyperaware of the food we're consuming every day, and Big Food and the FDA are struggling to keep up. Last fall, the Food and Drug Association announced their plans to revise the food label on the back of a majority of food products. Proposed to help people make smarter food choices, these changes include making the caloric value more pronounced as well as adjusting serving sizes to better accommodate the large portion sizes we've become accustomed to.
Although this change is an exciting one, and definitely a step in the right direction, critics worry if it will be enough. Researchers are worried that it still doesn't tell the worth of the particular food, which leaves consumer just as unaware as before.
Tell Us: Will these changes really help people make healthier choices? What sort of changes are you hoping to see on the back of your favorite food products?