As negotiations begin on the 2018 Farm Bill, BPC today launched the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Task Force.
While not as specific in some areas as BPC would have liked, the guidelines’ clear limit on added sugar marks an important development in nutrition advice.
The proposed rule would require an increase in whole grains, a greater variety of fruits and vegetables, breastfeeding promotion, and less juice, sugar, and fried food.
The emphasis on whole grains, promoting an increased diversity of fruits and vegetables, and the expansion of allowable meat alternatives are all positive changes, as are limitations on juice and added sugar.
Later this year, regulations from the FDA will go into effect requiring chain restaurants and other establishments to clearly display calorie information beside all food items.
Does your doctor ever talk to you about nutrition or exercise? No? You’re not alone. Polling shows that fewer than one-eighth of visits to physicians include any nutrition counseling and fewer than 25 percent of physicians believe they have sufficient…
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, opened its first office in 1974 to help combat malnutrition among low-income mothers and children. Forty years later, the program remains an important means of ensuring proper nutrition for over 8 million pregnant and breast-feeding women and children.