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Serving Sizes

FDA to Update Food Label Serving Sizes

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

I strongly support the FDA's proposal to revise the serving size for certain foods and beverages to reflect the way Americans eat today. Labels that list the nutrition information for outdated serving sizes may be deceptive to consumers, and I commend FDA for its recognition of the need to revise the RACCs for specific foods.

FDA Proposes Larger -- More Realistic -- Serving Sizes for Food Labels

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The FDA is proposing to change the standard serving sizes to reflect what people actually eat. The FDA defines the current serving sizes as amounts of foods commonly consumed based on dietary intake surveys conducted in the 1970s and 1980s.

WATCH: What Serving Sizes REALLY Look Like

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living

It's common knowledge that packaged foods often contain more than a single serving. But what does a single serving actually look like? The folks at Bu...

Why You're Eating More Calories Than You Think

Posted 10.04.2011 | Food

When using PAM cooking spray, do you only spray it for a fraction of a second? According to the nutrition label, that fraction of second has zero calo...

Marketing in Disguise

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

When marketers knowingly play in the darker parts of the gray to drive sales, they're doing a disservice to the consumer and the industry. A good deal not a good deal when it misinforms consumers.