By Dr. Janet Brill

Nutrition Facts
It’s been 20 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required companies to display the nutrition facts label on packages.

Flipping over soup cans and cereal boxes to scan the nutrition info before buying them (or putting them back on the shelf) may be so routine that it seems you’ve been doing it forever, but that little box listing calories, fat, and other stats is only a young adult: It’s been 20 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required companies to display the nutrition facts label on packages.

While this is a significant milestone, the label still has a long way to go in my opinion as far as being a really easy way to eyeball exactly what’s in the food you put in your mouth.

In honor of the nutrition label’s birthday, I came up with my top four changes that I would implement to make the rectangular box more helpful.

Read the whole article published in Shape.com here.

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