You are here

nutrition labels

5 Things You Need to Know About the New Nutrition Facts Label

A nutritionist weighs in on the new and improved design.

The Least Helpful Thing You Can Add to Food Labels

One British organization suggests that "activity equivalents" be added to already confusing food labels

Your Vegetarian Meat Substitutes May Be Full of Lies

Apparently, opting for vegetarian doesn't actually guarantee you're meat-free.

How Canned Food Labels Lie (Hint: You're Being Cheated of Tuna)

According to industry experts, the amount listed on food labels is way off.

Should Added Sugar Appear On Food Labels?

The Food and Drug Administration is considering changing food labels to break down sugar counts, but spotting the sweet stuff isn't always so easy.

Congress Wants to Delay the FDA's Nutrition Label Rule

If lawmakers get their way, you won't be seeing calorie counts and nutritional info on restaurant menus any time soon.

Calories on Your Food Label Could Be Off By 25 Percent!

Calorie counters, beware! Nutrition experts agree that labels may be incorrect on even the healthiest of foods.

Why the FDA’s KIND Bar Crackdown Is Nutty

Experts say you might not have to quit your granola bar habit.

Health Food Buzzwords that Don’t Mean Much

Marketers have been misleading consumers with these food labels.

Are These the New GMOs?

Find out about the process claiming to make expensive and scarce products more affordable and available. Is it really more natural?

Consumer Reports Wants to Ban the Term "Natural"

Or so says one advocacy group who’s trying to ban the use of the meaningless term on food labels.

Your Brain On: Grocery Shopping

In a thousand sneaky ways, grocery stores encourage your brain to buy more stuff.

Are Our Dietary Guidelines Outdated?

You may need more or less calcium, fiber, D, and other nutrients than the standards set in 1993—or before!—recommend.

Kellogg Agrees to Drop "All Natural" Label From Kashi

The brand’s debacle highlights a bigger problem: There's no actual definition for what makes a product "all natural."

14 Banned Foods Still Allowed in the U.S.

In light of Europe banning some U.S. apples, find out what other baddies are banned in other countries—but A-okay in the U.S.

New FDA Rule to Prohibit Omega-3 Claims on Labels

Foods can no longer say they are “high,” “rich in,” or an “excellent source”—so how will you know you’re getting your fill?

FDA Proposes Some Big Changes to Nutrition Labels

But will they help you eat healthier? Experts weigh in on the good and bad of the suggested update.

Shape Shares: What Your Selfie Says About You

Before you Instagram another pic, check out the results of a new study, plus more hilariously weird stories we're reading this week.

Ask the Diet Doctor: Assessing Packaged Foods

These 6 guidelines will help ensure that only the healthiest products end up in your grocery cart.

9 Common Foods That Contain Toxic Ingredients

Trade common foods with scary ingredients for these tasty, additive-free alternatives.

9 Ingredients Nutritionists Won't Touch

If you see any of these listed on a food label, don't buy whatever you're holding.

PepsiCo to Remove Flame Retardant BVO from Gatorade

15-year-old Sarah Kavanagh's petition has paid off: PepsiCo will no longer include flame retardant brominated vegetable oil in Gatorade.

Nutrition Facts Label Turns 20

The nutrition panel on packaged foods was introduced 20 years ago and has changed during that time, but we have ideas for how to make it even more useful.

Are You Falling for These 10 Food Label Lies?

Discover the sneaky ways manufacturers cash in on your healthy intentions.

Read Labels, Stay Slim

Nutritionist Cynthia Sass shares how to avoid common mistakes when reading nutrition panels so you lose weight faster.