The undersigned organizations are invested in ensuring that the 2025-2030 Dietary Guidelines for Americans are scientifically sound, transparently developed, and widely accepted and adopted by the general public. The undersigned strongly supports the work of the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture (collectively, the “Departments”) in promulgating them.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) submits this petition under 21 U.S.C. § 350g, 5 U.S.C. § 553(e), 21 C.F.R. § 117.135, and 10 C.F.R. § 10.30 to equest that the Commissioner of Food and Drugs issue a notice to manufacturers and update its industry guidance to prevent manufacturers from intentionally adding sesame and other major allergens to products when they identify allergen cross-contact risks, a practice that violates food safety rules.
The obesogen hypothesis proposes that certain chemicals, called obesogens, influence individual susceptibility to obesity by interfering with metabolic systems that regulate appetite, weight gain, and fat development and distribution, and thereby have contributed to the rise in obesity.
There are two model ordinances in this document. The first ordinance creates healthy checkout aisles. The second ordinance keeps soda in the aisle rather than the checkout and numerous other locations in grocery stores. These policies can be modified to meet your locality’s unique needs, but please note that changes should be made with guidance from a lawyer. Also note that citations in the Findings section are for advocates’ reference but are generally not included in codes and should be removed in the final version of your legislation.
The NANA Coalition Farm Bill Subcommittee collaborated to create this set of policy priorities to advance nutrition and food security, nutrition research, and nutrition education in the 2023 Farm Bill.
The 2023 Farm Bill is a critical opportunity for Congress to address long-standing nutritional inequities, strengthen the food system infrastructure, and lower the burden of healthcare costs for millions of Americans.
Why doesn't the United States have front-of-package nutrition labeling? Dozens of countries have adopted front-of-package nutrition labeling (FOPNL) systems, which empower consumers to make healthy choices and prompt food manufacturers and retailers to offer healthier foods.
We conducted a national study to find out how shoppers with limited resources use dollar stores, their perceptions of dollar stores, and identify opportunities for dollar stores to improve the health of their customers and communities. A full report of this study and its findings is forthcoming.
Children’s consumption of restaurant food is associated with an increased consumption of calories, saturated fat, total sugars, and sugary drinks. Sugary drinks, which are drinks with added sugar or sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup or sucrose, are the leading source of added sugars in U.S. children’s diets.