Posts By: Nancy E. Roman

Kudos to the FDA

by & filed under From the President & CEO, Healthy Eating, Public Policy.

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We applaud yesterday’s new nutrition labels released yesterday that highlight important changes related to calories, serving sizes and sugars.
It’s the first overhaul of labels in 20 years and, as WashPo says “highlights the many breakthroughs in nutrition science as well as upheavals in the nation’s disease burden during that period.”

Rise in Prescription Drug Use Linked to Obesity

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According to this morning’s Washington Post, nearly 3 in 5 American adults take a prescription drug. Alarmingly, they suggest that obesity is driving the need for these drugs, primarily hypertension, heart failure, diabetes and “other elements of the “cardiometabolic syndrome.”

The Good Food Every Child Needs

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Lack of adequate healthy food can impair a child’s ability to concentrate and perform well in school and is linked to higher levels of behavioral and emotional problems from preschool through adolescence.