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.