FY20 Joint Request re: Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Tell Congress that Big Soda is damaging the health of Americans.

Along with the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and American Public Health Association, plus the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance and its member companies, CSPI requests $1,000,000 for critical technical assistance to aid schools in successful sodium reduction and asking for a report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on sodium-reduction progress in the school food program; Removal of the rider blocking the FDA from advancing longer-term voluntary sodium-reduction targets for industry; and $6,000,000 for consumer-awareness education campaigns for the updated Nutrition Facts panel and menu labeling ($3,000,000 each).

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