Clearer food labels might help with healthy food choice: study

Jan 24 2013, 11:47 IST
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SummaryDifferent labels on food that clearly display the total number of calories and nutrients in the entire package, rather than just part of it, might help people make healthier food choices, according to a study from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

recommendation of a system like Britain's - in which the front of foods are labeled green, yellow or red on basis of their healthfulness.

"If you give somebody a big package of potato chips, they're not going to think there are five servings in it, they're going to think it has 100 calories," she said.

"I would like to see the total number of calories in a package, on a package. I don't think people should have to do the math."

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