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New nutrition labels focus on sugar, calories

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February 27, 2014
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The Obama administration says nutrition information on food is too confusing for consumers. The first lady announced proposed changes to the iconic Nutrition Facts panel that would make calories bolder and added sugar more obvious. (Feb. 27) Video provided by AP


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