View Poll Results: will new food labeling change or help your food picks??

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  • yes, it's much clearer, i'll be able to watch my nutrition easily

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  • yes: previously i hadn't looked at food labels

    1 2.33%
  • no - I don't care what the label says, it doesn't influence my diet

    10 23.26%
  • no: I already look at food labels, and this isn't going to change my diet

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    will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Calorie counts would appear in larger, bolder type, and consumers would know for the first time whether foods have added sugars.

    Under the Obama administration's plan, labels would also feature more realistic descriptions of a serving.
    Under the plans, a 20oz (0.5kg) container of soda would count as one serving, rather than 2.5 servings, as it is currently.

    The serving size listed on ice cream cartons, currently half a cup, would increase to one cup.
    The food label revisions would also include mandatory potassium and vitamin D amounts.

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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    It won't for me, because I generally don't buy much processed food. However simpler labels that make clearer the content of the food are helpful for anyone who is looking to eat healthier.
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Yeah, I already look at the food labels. Mainly for the calorie count, but it's nice to know the other stuff as well.

    Though, I agree with this law. Simpler labels will help people make better choices.
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    I already do the math, watch my sodium, protein, fats, and carbs and calories. Doesn't change any eating pattern for me (except to stay on my constant damn diet)

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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    I'm not sure if you're already watching calories, sodium, carbs, fat, sugar, etc that it helps enough, to offset any price increases, they pass down for larger print costs.

    But making them list hidden sugar content or other info is a plus.
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    Calorie counts would appear in larger, bolder type, and consumers would know for the first time whether foods have added sugars.

    Under the Obama administration's plan, labels would also feature more realistic descriptions of a serving.
    Under the plans, a 20oz (0.5kg) container of soda would count as one serving, rather than 2.5 servings, as it is currently.

    The serving size listed on ice cream cartons, currently half a cup, would increase to one cup.
    The food label revisions would also include mandatory potassium and vitamin D amounts.

    BBC News - Michelle Obama to promote plan for food label overhaul
    I like the change personally. It won't effect me because I rarely eat processed foods.

    It's so silly really . . . do any of us know anyone who, when they go get some ice cream, serve themselves a half-cup? "Typical serving sizes" are a lot more truthful.

    I think the FDA could get more involved with fast-food nutrition information. Yeah, it's there now, but it should be on every food item they serve. Right on the package. In a type-size people can read.

    Edit: Until we all begin to get educated about processed foods, we will continue having an obesity epidemic in our country. Food manufacturers who make processed foods are making chum, not food. Carefully engineered and crafted in laboratories to produce cravings and to not stop eating when we're full. It's a shame, really.
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    I like the idea of this, however, I don't feel like it is enough.
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    There's labels on food?

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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    I don't buy meals, I buy ingreadiants. The nutritional info for meats and flour and eggs and veggies etc hasn't changed much.
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    Re: will new food labels chage your eating habits?

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    Calorie counts would appear in larger, bolder type, and consumers would know for the first time whether foods have added sugars.

    Under the Obama administration's plan, labels would also feature more realistic descriptions of a serving.
    Under the plans, a 20oz (0.5kg) container of soda would count as one serving, rather than 2.5 servings, as it is currently.

    The serving size listed on ice cream cartons, currently half a cup, would increase to one cup.
    The food label revisions would also include mandatory potassium and vitamin D amounts.

    BBC News - Michelle Obama to promote plan for food label overhaul
    While any additional information is good, I feel the labels will still fall short for many people.

    Not the calories per se, but what is actually in certain prepared foods.

    What, exactly, is in the umbrella word 'spices'?
    Does the prepared food (or unprepared food, for that matter) contain GMOs?

    There are many more bits of information that are important to a great many people, these are a just a couple that could be included IMO.
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