In late February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put out for comment its suggestions to redo the Nutrition Facts label on food packages. One of the proposals is to call out the amount of added sugars in a food. When compared to orange juice, soft drinks and sports drinks, white milk comes out a winner, because it contains no added sugars. Plain yogurt would look pretty good, too. Both products also have potassium, vitamin D and other essential nutrients.
The FDA also wants food makers to declare the potassium and vitamin D content, because some consumers aren’t getting enough of these nutrients. So there is another win for milk. The FDA wants to update serving sizes. If you produce ice cream, know that the FDA proposes that pints state the calorie and nutrition information for the entire package as well as for a serving.