Congress must support efforts to address the risks from excessive sodium in food and facilitate transparency for consumers, allowing them to make more informed choices for themselves and their families about what they eat. Specifically, we are asking Congress to:
• Provide $1 million for critical technical assistance to aid schools in successful sodium reduction;
• Remove a policy rider blocking the FDA from advancing longer-term voluntary sodium-reduction targets for industry; and
• Provide $6 million for FDA’s consumer-awareness education campaigns for the updated Nutrition Facts panel and menu labeling.