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As Students Head Back to School, CSPI, Democracy Forward and Healthy School Food Maryland Fight to Protect Kids’ Health

Tell USDA: Access the Full Range of Quality Evidence for the 2020 Dietary Guidelines

Inaccurate and conflicting messages about what to eat are pervasive, often resulting from a single, flawed study. That’s why the Dietary Guidelines synthesis of all the evidence is so important. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses that combine findings, excluding poorly conducted or biased studies, more accurately evaluate the relationships between diet and health. Urge the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee and USDA to allow the review of all high-quality systematic reviews, not just USDA's own.

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Statement of CSPI Biotechnology Director Greg Jaffe
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Statement of CSPI Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs Sarah Sorscher

Urge USDA Not to Count Spray Cheese as a Staple Food

The Trump Administration is loosening rules for stores that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, allowing retailers to count spray cheese and similarly unhealthy items as staple foods. Tell the U. S. Department of Agriculture that low-income families deserve to shop in stores that offer a meaningful variety of healthy staple foods.