For the first time in 20 years, nutrition labels on the food you buy could get a big makeover.
Many people have walked through the grocery store, picked up something, tried to read the label and been totally confused. The print is very small, the information not cut and dry. Now the FDA wants to make shopping easier by changing these labels.
"They can be misleading," dietitian Natalie Tauzin said.
But for the first time in two decades, a major makeover, with new labels make calorie count bigger and highlight added sugars.
"So it would spell out how much sugar was added to this versus what was naturally in the milk," Tauzin said.
Tauzin, who works for the Spokane Health District, pointed out the new labels to help consumers decide what to grab from the shelves during a visit to Bargain Giant Foods.
"So it's 38 grams of sugar in this but there is nothing that would be a naturally sugar in this that is inherently in water so it's all added sugar," Tauzin said.
Aside from the larger calorie count print and added sugars column, the new labels will try to reflect what we actually eat, not what's ideal or recommended.