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Walmart Aims To Shrink The Nation’s Waistline By Selling Fewer Sugar, Sodium-Laden Foods

Walmart, the country’s largest food retailer, announced an initiative today that will cut sodium and added sugar levels from its private-label foods. The retail giant will also introduce the “Great For You” icon, intended to help customers make healthier food decisions. This may be the closest we get to a federal policy on added sugars.

Walmart, the country’s largest food retailer, announced an initiative today that will cut sodium and added sugar levels from its private-label foods. The retail giant will also introduce the “Great For You” icon, intended to help customers make healthier food decisions. This may be the closest we get to a federal policy on added sugars.

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