An Improvement for Nutrition Labeling?

Facts Up Front

Ever feel overwhelmed when trying to read and understand a nutrition facts panel?  [Check out Witty Nutrition's take on overcoming that!]  Well things are-a-changing in the nutrition labeling world.  For the better.  A new voluntary initiative by the Grocery Manufacturers Association is trying to edit down the nutrition label and help better relay key nutrient information to the consumer.  The best part is that Registered Dietitians have been involved in the project so as a professional, I feel this Facts Up Front label is doing a good job of relaying the most valuable data to the consumer.

This new label displays per serving:

  • Calories
  • Saturated Fat (those bad fats!)
  • Sodium
  • Sugar
  • And then highlights a few of the most beneficial nutrients in the item (ex. fiber, potassium, calcium, vitamin A)

What do you think?  Will this make grocery shopping easier?  Check out the Facts Up Front website's Interactive Label to learn more!