One Serving Of Crystal Light: Half Of This Pre-Measured Packet

One Serving Of Crystal Light: Half Of This Pre-Measured Packet

Foods that are bad for you have long fudged their calorie and fat content by putting the information for an impossibly tiny serving size on the package, instead of the amount that real people actually eat. Sandar thinks that Kraft is trying to pull the same trick with a new Crystal Light line. The packets of drink mix are designed with a 16-ounce water bottle in mind, but one “serving” is half the bottle–and half the packet. [More]

FDA May Update Serving Sizes To Reflect How Much People Actually Eat

FDA May Update Serving Sizes To Reflect How Much People Actually Eat

As anyone who has tried to carefully count calories knows, the serving sizes on food packages don’t have much to do with reality. The FDA has finally realized that putting accurate serving sizes on labels might have an effect on the amount of food Americans cram into our mouths in one sitting. [More]

Why A Pint Of Ice Cream Is Never Labeled "1 Serving"

Why A Pint Of Ice Cream Is Never Labeled "1 Serving"

“Serving size: 1 serving,” a bag of frozen ravioli I bought recently read. A pasta Zen koan. It wasn’t a single-serve bag, so could they give me the serving size in ounces? Number of ravioli? Just how arbitrary is this “serving size,” anyway? Slate’s Explainer explains: more so than you’d think. [More]