Nutrition labels could move to the front of food packages. But is this really helpful... or just more confusing? FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other diet and fitness headlines making news this week.
Nutrition info coming to front of food packages, along with more confusion
Will nutrition labels on the front of food packages help Americans make healthier choices… or just allow manufacturers to advertise what they want? The food industry just announced its voluntary new "Nutrition Keys," program where manufacturers will place an icon on the front of their products showing calories, saturated fat, sodium and sugar per serving. But… they can choose to list just one or two of those icons. So then… what's the point?
Also see: New nutrition labels praise sugary cereals - What???
Diabetes rises dramatically to nearly 26 million
New stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show nearly 26 million Americans, or 1 in 12, have diabetes compared to estimates in 2008 that 23.6 million Americans have the disease. The report shows two reasons for the increase are more people are developing type 2 diabetes because of obesity, and people who have the disease are living longer. If current trends continue, 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050.
Fitness guru Jack LaLanne dies at 96
Television fitness guru, Jack LaLanne, who preached exercise and healthy diet, has died at age 96. The former sugar-holic became a TV fixture in his tight-fitting jumpsuit in 1959 when he began hosting "The Jack LaLanne Show." LaLanne was considered the father of the modern fitness movement, showing housewives how to workout and eat right during the show's 34-year run. He died of pneumonia on Sunday.
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