Nutrition Labels get renewed focus from Dept. of Health and Human Services

Nutrition Facts labels — those all-important labels found on almost all packaged food products these days — are receiving a newly renewed focus from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration.

The two agencies has announced the availability of two new tools designed to help consumers use the Nutrition Facts label on foods — because in general, millions of citizens don’t really know how to correctly interpret the labels to help them make healthy and nutritious food choices.

One of the new tools — “Make Your Calories Count” — is an interactive online learning program. The other new tool is a brochure that explains the ‘Nutrition Facts’ label in detail. Customers can access both new tools now by visiting

It’s great to see that these new enhancements to an already-important piece of every food item purchased in pre-packaged format are *finally* becoming available.

Author by Brian White