Your body needs food for fuel. Foods with certain nutrients do a better job of fueling your body than other foods. How can you learn what is in the foods you eat? Look at the Nutrition Facts label.
The Nutrition Facts label, found on all packaged foods, follows guidelines set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on the label gives you the information you need to make good food choices.
In 2016, the FDA changed the requirements for information on the nutrition facts label to reflect new scientific information and to make the label easier for people to use and understand.
Many manufacturers are already using the new label. Large food manufacturers must switch to the new label by January 1, 2020. Smaller food manufactures must switch by January 1, 2021.