FDA delays Nutrition Facts update until 2020 to accommodate foodmakers

The FDA plans to delay the debut of the updated Nutrition Facts label to Jan. 1, 2020, some 43 months after the Obama administration unveiled the first overhaul of the label in 20 years. The agency said it acted "in response to the continued concern that companies and trade associations have shared with us regarding the time needed for implementation of the final rules."

When you add it up, Americans eat too much

The sunny side of a USDA examination of food consumption is that Americans are eating more fruits and vegetables than they did four decades ago. In fact, they're eating a lot more of everything, except for dairy products — nearly 400 calories a day more — during a period of rising rates of obesity.