In a regulatory petition filed today with the Food and Drug Administration, CSPI is asking the agency to use its authority to establish a simple, standardized, evidence-based, and mandatory front-of-package labeling system for all packaged foods sold in the United States. CSPI is joined by the Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators and the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists in submitting this petition to FDA.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 set higher nutrition standards for milk, whole grains, and sodium at school meals. However, over the past 12 years, these standards have been repeatedly undermined. This fact sheet tracks this history from pre-HHFKA (2010) to the present (2022).
Bill 1326, which we call the “Sweet Truth Act,” sponsored by New York City Councilmember Mark Levine, would require warning icons on chain restaurant menus for items that that exceed 50 grams of added sugars, or an entire day’s worth.
This toolkit provides background, research, and policy recommendations on a range of SNAP topics. It also offers messaging guidance, tips for community engagement, and examples of campaign materials. All fact sheets can be downloaded and printed or shared electronically with stakeholders.
The 46 undersigned organizations urge the White House to issue an Executive Order to require implementation of the Food ServiceGuidelines for Federal Facilities (FSG) in all federally owned and operated facilities. Developed by an interagency working group led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the FSG are evidence-based, currently voluntary best practices to align food service in federal facilities with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and advance food safety, facility efficiency, environmental support, and community development.
While most federal food service and feeding programs do follow at least some nutrition guidelines and some agencies try to purchase locally produced food, the federal government lacks a robust values-aligned food procurement policy and practices. food procurement can be a driver for the just, healthy, and sustainable food system we desperately need. We urge the administration to bring federal food purchasing practices into alignment with its policy objectives to achieve racial justice, fight climate change, support family farms, strengthen local economies, ensure nutrition security, support food and farmworkers, and protect animal welfare.
CSPI and Impact Justice co-hosted a partner-led convening with the Food/Nutrition in Corrections Affinity Group to discuss priorities for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health; this letter summarizes the findings of this convening.
CSPI's high-level recommendations to help confront food system and health inequities and to address the twin epidemics of diet-related disease and hunger. This Conference can spark a modernized, improved food system infrastructure and environment – a just and resilient system in which all residents of the United States can equitably access nutritious, affordable, transparent, safe, sustainable, and culturally appropriate food.