Dietary Guidelines

Sloan Trends at IFT: Moves away from fortification 'very troubling'

Sloan Trends: 'The move away from fortification is very troubling'

By Elaine Watson

Manufacturers have been ‘cleaning up’ food labels for years, but the pressure to oust 'unpronounceable' ingredients has now become so great that important vitamins and minerals (which often have chemical-sounding names) are also being ditched...

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Potential compromise reached on food fight about school meals

By Elizabeth Crawford

A bipartisan Senate agreement and proposed legislation slated for markup Jan. 20 could end the long, drawn out food fight over healthier school meal standards laid out in the aggressive Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

The term 'healthy' landed KIND in hot water with the FDA and prompted a flurry of class action lawsuits

KIND petitions FDA to update ‘outdated’ food labeling rules

By Elaine Watson

KIND has filed a citizen petition with the FDA to update 'outdated' regulations governing the use of the term healthy on food labels and address the disconnect between what Americans are encouraged to eat in the Dietary Guidelines and the criteria...

USDA, HHS: 2015 dietary guidelines won't factor in sustainability

'The Dietary Guidelines are not the appropriate vehicle for this important policy conversation about sustainability'

USDA, HHS: 2015 dietary guidelines won't factor in sustainability

By Elaine Watson

Sustainability will not factor into the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, say the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, prompting praise from the meat lobby and anger from environmental and consumer/health advocacy groups.

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