Bud Light

Bud Light beer is offered for sale at CVS. Starting this month, the company will add a nutrition label to packaging. 

Budweiser's Bud Light will be the first major beer company to tackle healthy alcohol consumption by the bottle starting in February. 

The beer company announced Jan. 11 that it will display nutrition information on the outside packaging of their drinks.

Some UCF students, such as Stephen Taggart, 22, think students should know what they are drinking.

“I’d rather know what's in it than not know what's in it,” said Taggart, a junior history major.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dietary guidelines for Americans defines moderate alcohol consumption as up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men. 

Diane Campbell, a self-employed Orlando dietician and nutritionist said she believes that students deserve to know what is going in their body.

"I’ve actually found it fascinating for many years that food has nutrition facts on it, but alcohol does not," Campbell said.

There are still some students, such as senior art major Ary King, who would rather just enjoy their beer of choice.

King, 24, said she believes she would still choose a beer she likes more even if it didn't show nutrition information.

"It would depend on the taste still more so than the information on the label," King said. 

Bud Light was unable to comment at the time of the publication.

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