Posts Categorized: From the President & CEO

Kudos to the FDA

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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.”

Diabetes and the Burden of Knowledge We Can’t Ignore

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The facts are not new: those with Type II diabetes have quadrupled in number globally since 1980. Even when you control for a rising population, the number is doubling. The trend that has walloped the United States and Europe is now moving into the developing world almost in direct proportion to the flows and consumption rates of processed foods.