The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) submitted comments to USDA and HHS questioning the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) recommendations and what the institute called an “inconsistent review of nutrition evidence.”
A new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut shows that children are eating healthier food at schools and throwing away less since meal standards took effect in 2012, according to USDA.
A new guideline from the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults and children should reduce their daily sugar intake to less than 10 percent of their overall calories, with additional health benefits realized if sugar intake was limited to under 5 percent.
Current government-mandated nutrition labels on food are ineffective at improving nutrition, though there are better options available, according to a recent study from McGill University that compared four types of labels.
In mid-December, the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued the latest version of the dietary guidelines and submitted them for public comment.
The presence of trans fats in the food supply continues to decline according to Leon Bruner, chief science officer for the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) who commented on the progress being made by the food industry to eliminate these fats.