FDA making big change to nutrition labels on packaged foods

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Monday, August 31, 2015
 Various nutritional information labels are shown in this May 17, 2007 photo.  (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
Various nutritional information labels are shown in this May 17, 2007 photo. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Nutrition labels on packaged foods are about to get more honest and researchers say that's not necessarily a good thing.

The Federal Drug Administration is planning to update serving sizes on labels to better reflect the amount of food people actually consume.

The thinking behind the change is to convince people to eat less since the amount of calories and fat in their portion sizes could double.

However, researchers say consumers will likely read the new label as endorsing larger portion sizes.