Label Fables to End–at Least for Sugar

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing the Nutrition Facts label distinguish between intrinsic (naturally present) sugars and added sugars. This is a giant leap forward for consumers, helping them more clearly understand how much sugar is added to the food. When the proposal becomes law, labels will list the grams of added sugar (4 grams is equal to 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar) and %DV (Daily Value; or upper limit).

PositiveTip: Reading and understanding the Nutrition Facts label is essential to making healthy food choices.