You may have started to notice that the Nutrition Facts Label, found on the back of food packaging, appears different. That’s because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published new rules for the label back in 2016. These rules are finally coming into effect. All food manufactures must change their label by January of 2021. This is the biggest makeover since the Nutrition Facts Label’s inception in 1993.
What are some of the new changes?
Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label
FDA New and Improved Nutrition Facts Label
Side-By-Side Comparison of New vs. Old Label
Gabrielle Vandergriff, RDN
Recipe of the Week - Drop the Beet 😊
Beet and Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1 cup cold water
1 T olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup cooked, diced beets
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
1. To prepare the quinoa, place in a small to medium saucepan and add water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently for 10 to 15 minutes, until all the water is absorbed.
2. Transfer cooked quinoa to a large bowl and let it cool. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Toss to coat the quinoa.
3. Add beets and goat cheese and fold into the quinoa mixture. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Nutrient Analysis per serving
Calories: 218; Total fat: 12 g; Sat fat: 5 g; Cholesterol: 27 mg; Sodium: 354 mg; Total carbohydrate: 19 g; Sugars: 3 g; Dietary fiber: 2 g; Protein: 10 g
— Recipe by Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN, culinary nutrition expert and recipe developer. Find more of her recipes at JessicaLevinson.com.
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