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Is Walmart’s Nutrition Labeling Great For You?

Walmart is rolling out the "Great for You" sticker on healthy food this spring. What is "great for you?"

food in coolers at walmart

Photo: Walmart Stores (Flickr)

The stickers will accompany fresh fruit and vegetables in addition to other products.

To make shopping for healthy foods easier, Walmart is unveiling their “Great for You” sticker this spring.

Marion Nestle applauded Walmart’s strict standards for labeling the food. Labels will only go on one-fifth of the food carried at the super store, including fresh fruits and vegetables.

However, Nestle argued the stickers were not usually about improving health but pushing products.

Walmart’s standards are in line with the USDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Institute of Medicine.

Read More:

  • Walmart to Label Healthy Foods (New York Times)
  • How Good Is Walmart’s ‘Great For You’ Nutrition Labeling? (TIME)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Bloomington, Indiana. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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