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First Lady unveils proposed changes to nutrition labels

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First lady Michelle Obama unveils the FDA's new proposed changes to nutrition labels. (Source:CNN) First lady Michelle Obama unveils the FDA's new proposed changes to nutrition labels. (Source:CNN)

(CNN) – On Thursday, First Lady, Michelle Obama unveiled the FDA's new proposed changes to nutrition labels. If approved, they would make calorie counts bigger and easy to read. They would also put more emphasis on added sugars and certain nutrients.

The proposal could prompt a backlash from food makers worried about the cost of changing all those labels. The FDA has opened a 90-day comment period for the public and experts to weigh in on the proposal before they issue a final rule.

Officials say they hope to complete the process this year and give manufacturing companies two years to put the changes in place.

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