A report from the Institute of Medicine says front-of-pack food labels should display information on calories, trans fat, saturated fat and sodium, while more detailed nutrition information should be kept on the back label. "The primary intent of front-of-package information is to provide the consumer with an easy way at point-of-purchase to select foods that are consistent with a well-balanced, high-quality diet," said a leading member of the committee responsible for the report.

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