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Two Obama Nutrition Leaders Move On

Dr. Janey Thornton, the USDA Deputy Under-Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, has resigned her post effective at close of business Friday, January 9, 2015. She will be returning to Kentucky to turn her attention to important family n… Read More
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Political Science or Sound Science – Is the White House Dictating Nutrition Labeling Reform?

The White House’s role with USDA’s regulations for school foods and the WIC feeding program has been widely reported. Lesser known is the White House involvement in FDA food labeling policy. To commemorate the anniversary of the Let’s Move! cam… Read More
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Nutrition Labeling – The Second Time Around

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) was enacted in 1990 and the familiar “Nutrition Facts” panel became mandatory in 1994. Now, twenty years later, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the list of nutrients, serving sizes, and… Read More
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