The Nutrition Facts label has always been a helpful tool for choosing foods that fit in with your health goals.

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But what we know about nutrition has changed in the nearly 30 years since the Food and Drug Administration began requiring the label on packages. This year's new label better aligns the information you see with recent nutrition science and is more consumer-friendly to use. Here’s how the changes can help you.

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Editor’s Note: This article also appeared in the September 2020 issue of Consumer Reports On Health