New Nutrition Label Standards

By the year 2018 companies will be required to list the percentage of sugar in one serving on Nutrition Facts labels.  For example:  if there is 500% of your daily value of sugar in one serving then it will now actually be obvious.  My guess is that portion sizes will get smaller.  I wonder if they will lessen sugar content in some drinks, or if they will come out with new ones.  I’m interested to see what companies marketing strategies are going to be when this goes into effect!  It would be nice if our labels told us how many calories, and what percentage of our daily value of sugar was in an entire package.

It’s so easy for people to go to the store and buy a 2 liter of pop.   Unfortunately, some of us are just hooked on pop.  IT’S NOT OUR FAULT.  Yes you can try to implement healthy strategies into your life, but it’s not our fault that every time you turn on the TV you see some sort of junk food commercial.  There are stores on every corner that have multiple kinds of sugary beverages.  How could you not want one?  I somehow broke my pop habit in high school.  I used to drink at least one per day.  Quitting was about the hardest thing I have ever done, but it’s one of the best things I’ve done for my diet.  Now I don’t even like the taste of it.  Water and green tea are now my go to drinks.

I don’t know about you but I like the changes that are happening.  In the future salt will also probably be decreased from some processed foods.  The FDA is already taking action.  Are you excited or mad about these facts?

Conflicted Health


  • purpleslobinrecovery September 20, 2016 at 11:53 am

    That labeling will be terrific! I’d look at the label and think, “Oh good! Only 250 calories.”
    And drink the whole bottle. Not stopping to realize I drank 3 servings at once!
    I quit caffeine 8 yrs ago, but still drink Sprite. Just not constantly.
    Thank God for water!

    • Katie September 20, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Good for you!! I bet that was hard!!


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