USA Michelle Obama pitches new food labels: more focus on sugar, less on fat (+video)

In announcing new FDA food labels, Michelle Obama said, 'You as a parent should be able to walk into a grocery store, pick an item from a shelf, and tell immediately whether it’s good for your family.'

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Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

First lady Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration is revamping the nutrition label on 700,000 food products. The goal: to not only more accurately represent how and what Americans eat, but to better point out what they should be eating.