The Trump administration is delaying a big change to nutrition labels that would make calories and sugars easier to see

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama unveils proposed updates to nutrition facts labels during remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
First lady Obama unveils proposed updates to nutrition facts labels during remarks in the East Room of the White House in Washington back in 2014.

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A major upgrade to the labels on our food has been delayed by the Trump Administration.

In 2016, the Obama administration and Food and Drug Administration released a revamp of the standard nutrition label. The changes were designed to emphasize serving sizes, added sugars, and calories numbers, ideally to help Americans make smarter food choices.

Those changes were supposed to happen by July 26, 2018. But on Tuesday, the FDA said it would give companies more time to make the shift. The agency did not give a new deadline.

Nutrition labels have been a constant fixture on packaged food and drinks since 1990, but they've remained pretty much the same since then. Former First Lady Michelle Obama had been pushing for them to be changed since 2014.

Here's what the now-delayed new labels will eventually look like:

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