WELLNESS
11/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

New 'Smart Choices' Food Labels Are More Confusing Than Helpful

Wouldn't it be nice if foods came with labels to explain how healthy they are? Well, yes, you're right: They do. OK, but wouldn't it be even nicer if the food industry just got together and told us which of their processed food products constitute healthier choices?

Maybe they could just slap a big checkmark on the front of the package that screams, "don't think; just eat this." Welcome to the bizarre world of the Smart Choices Program.

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