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Tell Congress to fund critical nutrition initiatives

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.

Help Stop Swine Slaughter Deregulation

Despite massive public opposition, the Trump administration's USDA is moving forward with plans to privatize and deregulate meat inspection. Not only are they privatizing work performed by USDA inspectors, they are removing caps on slaughter line speeds and pushing forward without a Salmonella testing standard in place.

Tell USDA to Prevent Misleading “No Nitrates” Claims on Processed Meat

Tell the USDA to stop requiring that processed meat be labeled as “Uncured,” and/or “No Nitrate or Nitrite Added*” when they have been processed using non-synthetic sources of added nitrate and nitrite, such as celery powder. These claims are misleading, and could be tricking consumers into believing that some processed meat is healthier, when that’s not the case.

Urge restaurants to do better for kids

Given the large role of restaurant foods in children’s diets and high customer demand for healthier options, restaurants should do more to support healthy eating by children. That includes taking sugary drinks off their kids' menus.

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.

Tell FDA not to give potassium a bad name!

Americans consume way too much sodium and not enough potassium, increasing their risk for high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. Replacing some of the sodium chloride (salt) in the food supply with potassium chloride could help!

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.

Urge the FDA to release sodium-reduction targets for industry

More than three-quarters of the sodium in our diets is from restaurant and packaged foods. Measures to lower sodium are needed to make our food healthier and could save well over 100,000 lives over ten years. So, what’s the FDA waiting for?

Urge Congress to Protect and Strengthen School Nutrition

Ask your members of Congress to prioritize the health of our schoolchildren in the Child Nutrition Reauthorization and build upon the progress made thus far on sodium, whole grains, and added sugars.

Tell Congress Not to Deregulate Swine Slaughter

USDA plans to shift much of the responsibility for food safety inspections in hog plants to the pork industry as early as May

It’s happening again. The Trump Administration is deregulating another federal safety program, and this time it’s affecting our food supply. Last week, the Washington Post broke a story on the USDA's plans to shift much of the responsibility for food safety inspections in hog plants to the pork industry as early as May.