Cutting kids’ consumption of added sugars and decreasing the portion of unhealthy foods advertised to children are among measures recommended in the long-awaited report from the President’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are currently being revised, and sodium intake, sweetened drinks, and dairy alternatives are some of the topics of discussion, according to the American Society for Nutrition.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has said that food science has an important role to play in the federal government’s plans to reduce childhood obesity, including Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.
A bill introduced by New York State Assemblywoman Barbara Clark proposing an outright ban on the use or sale of high fructose corn syrup in the state has raised eyebrows today, as it followed in the footsteps of a proposed salt ban.
Both the New York State Assembly and Senate have rejected a proposed tax on sugary soft drinks in their budget resolutions, but a decision will only be finalized after negotiations with the state governor.