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How to Read the New Nutrition Labels [Infographic]

By Deepi Brar | January 5, 2017 | Rally Health

Food companies will be phasing in redesigned nutrition labels by mid-2018.

One of the important changes on the label has to do with serving sizes. Have you ever noticed on a bag of potato chips, “serving size: 12 chips” or a 20-ounce soda bottle that says, “2.5 servings per container”? Who eats like that?

Those numbers are based on ideal serving sizes used by nutritionists — an ounce of chips or cheese, 8 ounces of soda, or 3 ounces of meat. Most people don’t eat that way, so the FDA has decided to use real-world servings to calculate calories, fat, sugar, and everything else on the label. That makes it much easier to understand (and much less mental math). Our infographic explains.

Deepi Brar
Rally Health