Nutrition Policy A Priority In 2018, FDA

It appears that the FDA will make nutrition policy a top priority according to its recently released policy roadmap for 2018.

The document states FDA  “will  take  new  steps  in  2018  to  implement  a  comprehensive  plan, incorporating  a  range  of  new  efforts,  to leverage dietary  information  to  reduce  the  burden  of  disease through nutrition and encourage the development of more healthful food options.”

Several  specific actions that are expected include more guidance on menu labeling; information on Nutrition Facts labeling rules; and plans for a new public education campaign of both new labeling regulations.

FDA’s work on sodium reduction – something that caused considerable controversy during the previous administration – will continue to be part of the agency’s work on nutrition. The document lists “advancing guidance on dietary sodium reduction” as an action it plans to take.   See the document here.


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