Last year's figures on nutritional labeling show some big changes, says Mintel Last year's figures show some big changes. Throughout most of the 1990s, we were rarely surprised at how the numbers would shake out for products bearing nutrition claims in the US. Sure, there were some surprises, such as in 1996 when the number of low calorie products took a nosedive and stayed that way. Or in 1999 when lowfat products followed suit.