New nutrition facts labels: What you should know

 

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If you’re trying to boost your healthy eating efforts while homebound due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a simple way to start is by reading the labels on everything you consume, and monitoring fat, sodium, cholesterol, protein and other nutrients. But it’s only effective if you understand what you’re reading. The newly designed Nutrition Facts Label is intended to make that a whole lot easier in the future.

Changes in the Nutrition Facts Label went live this year for major manufacturers, and will be live by 2021 for smaller or specialty manufacturers.

Here's what you need to know.

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