New food labels would highlight calories, sugar

Posted at: 02/27/2014 1:13 PM
By: Tracie Potts, NBC News



(NBC News) -- New food labels are expected to make calories bigger and easier to read.

They may drop some nutrients and add others -- like trans-fats, and the percentage of whole-wheat.

They may also use measurements that are easier for consumers to understand - teaspoons instead of grams.

The changes come as a recent government survey shows 42% of working adults and more than half of older ones read nutrition labels.

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