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First lady Michelle Obama unveils proposed updates to nutrition facts labels on Thursday in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Reuters photo)

FDA proposes major food label update in bid to fight obesity

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By Toni Clarke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes.

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