In March, as a continuation of the work started at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, the Biden-Harris Administration launched the White House Challenge to End Hunger and Build Healthy Communities, a nationwide call-to-action to stakeholders across all of society to make bold commitments to advance the goal to end hunger and reduce diet-related diseases by 2030.
It’s no coincidence that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposed rule on a new definition of healthy on the same day as the White House Summit on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. But what is startling is the significant departure the FDA took in their proposed revisions of healthy.
Last Wednesday, the White House extended team created history by hosting the second ever summit on hunger, nutrition, and health. The full strategy, as an outcome of the conference and activities leading up to the live event, is available here. This article highlights key points for retailers as well as subtle undertones of the meeting.
At the end of June, Health Canada announced a mandatory front-of-package (FOP) label for products “high in” sodium, sugar, and/or saturated fat with a compliance date of January 1, 2026. The rationale for this requirement is the relationship of these nutrients to the risk of stroke, obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.
With a goal of ending hunger and increasing healthy eating and physical activity in the U.S. by 2030 so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, the Biden-Harris Administration has announced a September conference on hunger, nutrition and health. The following five pillars have been established as the focus of the conference:
The current food and nutrition regulatory landscape can be challenging to navigate, especially in regards to knowing what labeling is required and what claims are allowed on certain foods and beverages. Join Food Directions LLC to discuss the challenges and opportunities when it comes to labeling and claims for emerging trends like plant-based products, cell-based agriculture, sustainability/carbon footprint labeling, and cannabidiol (CBD).