Last month the Food and Drug Administration announced new changes to the Nutrition Facts Label we see printed on packaged foods.
Among the updates are new serving sizes for many common foods. Last set in 1993, serving sizes will now reflect the realistic amounts we actually eat and drink at a time. A serving of ice cream will rise from ½ cup to 2/3 cup, and a serving of soda will climb from 8 ounces to 12.
The new sizes could mean significant changes to what you know about your family’s favorite foods, particularly one of the most popular packaged foods for kids: breakfast cereal.
The standard serving size of breakfast cereal will increase from around ¾ cup (30 grams) to a little over 1 cup (40 grams). So what does that change mean for your family?