Changes to Nutrition Facts label sweeps grocery stores

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Changes are coming to the FDA's Nutrition Facts Labels.

We first reported the updates in December and now, they're here to stay.

Registered dietitian at Mid Dakota Clinic Jenny Schmidt says the changes on the label make it easier for consumers to find information quickly in terms they can understand.

She says some of the most beneficial changes are the bolded font, separation of natural and added sugars, inclusion of vitamin D and potassium and the addition of micrograms and milligrams rather than a percent based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

"It truly is taking into account what we are finding people need more of, and I think it's also looking into the future a little bit too as this is what we're kind of predicting," said Schmidt.

Schmidt says there are some drawbacks to the new labels consumers should look out for. She says the FDA changed serving size to reflect a more realistic portion size based on what a consumer might actually eat versus recommended serving size.

This might be unhealthy for some and cause people to overeat.