03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

FDA Considers Placing Food Labels In Plain Sight

If an increasingly overweight America's eyes are bigger than its stomach, then placing more nutritional information in plain sight could allow shoppers to see their way to more healthy choices while scanning food labels.

That's an idea being considered by the Food and Drug Administration as it examines whether symbols added to the front of food packages could convey nutrition information in a clear and concise way -- without forcing shoppers to pore over the small print usually relegated to the back of the box, bag or can.