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New food labels will have super-size calorie counts (Michelle supported FDA proposal)
Daily Mail UK ^

Posted on 02/27/2014 2:53:16 PM PST by matt04

New 'Nutrition Facts' labels on packages will let families know whether their food has added sugars for the first time while reflecting more realistic portion sizes.

Calorie counts will also be in larger, bolder type under the label changes being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, which were announced by Michelle Obama on Tuesday.

Under the changes, serving sizes would be based on what people actually eat, rather than what they should eat. A serving of ice cream, for example, would be half a pint, rather than a quarter of a pint.

Both 12-ounce and 20-ounce soda bottles will now read 'one serving' rather than two-and-a-half servings because people often drink the entire bottle in one sitting.

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'Our guiding principle here is very simple, that you as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into your local grocery store, pick up an item off the shelf and be able to tell whether it's good for your family,' said Mrs Obama, who announced the plans as part of her Let's Move initiative.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: fda; michelleobama
Mooch getting involved in areas the FLOTUS has no position to be in. I'm sure they have having some vegan, low fat, etc. dinner tonight, right?
1 posted on 02/27/2014 2:53:16 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

I think the old labels are just fine if not better. Added sugar means?? Sugar is sugar.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 2:55:01 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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3 posted on 02/27/2014 2:55:27 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: matt04

They took the fat calories away. That was important because about 20% of our diet should come from fat.


4 posted on 02/27/2014 2:56:12 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: matt04

Supersized like her @ss.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 3:01:17 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Hehe, thanks I needed that. :)


6 posted on 02/27/2014 3:07:21 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: matt04

I can’t remember the last time I read a food label for a calorie count.


7 posted on 02/27/2014 3:07:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: matt04
As a diabetic I do agree with most of these proposals. However my big question about the whole thing is HOW DO THEY KNOW WHAT A PERSON WILL NORMALLY CONSUME OF THE PRODUCT. Remember the old advertisement, “You cannot eat just one”? So how will they know? I think they should stick to the actual quantity in a “serving” rather than some bureaucrat deciding what is the normal consumption amount.
8 posted on 02/27/2014 3:11:21 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: matt04

Those parents who ignore these warnings will be forced to don the SCARLET LETTERS...TF [ for Trans Fat] for a period of no less than 24 and no more that 48 hours in a stock in the public square.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 3:13:47 PM PST by MeshugeMikey (how many times has obie fundamentaly transformed obamacare now?)
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To: matt04
Both 12-ounce and 20-ounce soda bottles will now read 'one serving' rather than two-and-a-half servings because people often drink the entire bottle in one sitting.

A lot of canned goods have similar 'two-and-a-half servings' recommendations. Similarly, one person could easily comsume the entire contents in one sitting -- and still have room for dessert.

Those measures are like Michelle's school lunches that leave students hungry.
10 posted on 02/27/2014 3:18:39 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: matt04

I would consider this as a joke when one considers “Super-Size” to not refer to her ass. This is incredible that no one in the media, newswise or nite-comedian-wise has not brought this up in a joke or something.

It’s not like it’s an opinion . . . just look at her. If this were a Republican president’s wife they’d be all over her with constant joking.

Absolutely incredible that someone as large as she is is telling us that WE’RE too fat.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 3:21:01 PM PST by laweeks
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To: ProudFossil
I think they should stick to the actual quantity in a “serving” rather than some bureaucrat deciding what is the normal consumption amount.

On the current label, a "serving" is defined by "some bureaucrat deciding what is the normal consumption amount."

12 posted on 02/27/2014 3:22:42 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: matt04

If a person is too stupid to understand the labels as they are now, how is this going to help?


13 posted on 02/27/2014 4:40:10 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

This is only the beginning.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 4:43:30 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I don’t doubt it one bit.

It’s gotten to the point that I have a sinking feeling whenever I log onto FR...I wonder what new outrage will be in the news.


15 posted on 02/27/2014 4:51:12 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: CatherineofAragon

My biggest fear it that there will be an attempt to keep this administration in power past 2016.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 4:53:35 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Well, with them in power, heaven knows how much easier it is now for terrorists to mount a successful attack (God forbid). And if that should happen, I could see Obama whipping out his pen for an “executive order” of a most unique kind.

A lot of people wouldn’t even care.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 5:07:45 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

I have to clarify my statement about some bureaucrat deciding what is normal. Now I imagine some booboo looks at the container for the product and decides what the normal consumption amount is based on that container. For example most cans of soup are listed with two servings in the can. What is being proposed is some bureaucrat who has never seen a can of soup will decide that maybe 3 ounces is what a person would normally eat of that soup, which is not dependent upon the container. That will be a disaster. We all may eat 2 pounds of peanuts at a sitting but the booboo who is allergic to peanuts will say a normal eating size is one peanut. Also if a booboo in the east has to decide how much green chile should be in a serving they might say a smidgen while here in the southwest we normally eat a whole one with our breakfast eggs. The difference is now it is based on the container, the new one is based upon assumptions made by the booboo.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 6:08:32 PM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: ProudFossil

I understood what you were saying. My point is that what you are suggesting is a change is no different than what has gone on since the advent of the nutrition facts label. The “serving size” is not based on the container size - it is based on the “reference amount customarily consumed” (or “racc”). It’s always been based on assumptions made by the booboo, so to speak. This change just modifies those assumptions so that they more accurately reflect actual consumption.


19 posted on 02/27/2014 8:04:21 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: matt04
Both 12-ounce and 20-ounce soda bottles will now read 'one serving' rather than two-and-a-half servings because people often drink the entire bottle in one sitting...like no one's smart enough to translate what's on the labels now over to what they're actually consuming without making the producers spend millions on printing new-format labels - lots of changes with no effective difference - but it does let another Obama try to show how she's doing something.....
20 posted on 02/27/2014 9:43:01 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Won’t this new criteria translate into even more higher food costs since manufacturers now have to revamp their labels? Food has already skyrocketed in price under this administration. All their feel good ideas come at a great cost to the American people. They never think through the ramifications of their ideas and policies.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 11:35:16 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: Catsrus
They never think through the ramifications of their ideas and policies...like little children, they just assume there'll be someone else down the road to pick up the mess and pay the bills.....
22 posted on 02/28/2014 8:49:21 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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