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Tue, Sep 22

The FDA’s new food labels could make you fatter

The FDA Nutrition Facts label, which tells consumers what’s in their packaged foods, is scheduled for a long-overdue update.

The new label, which the FDA hopes to roll out in the next two years, is being redesigned with new fonts and a new design, all intended to help people better understand what they’re eating.

The new labels will also include updated serving sizes to better reflect how much people typically consume. But this change may create a troubling unintended consequence: It could actually increase how much food people eat.

Read the essay from the Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog.