EMPHASIZING REAL FOOD AND WHOLESOME INGREDIENTS: KIND, WITH SUPPORT FROM PREEMINENT NUTRITION AND PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS, ASKS FDA TO UPDATE ITS “HEALTHY” DEFINITION
- KIND urges the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to bring food regulations up to date with current science to recognize nutrient-dense foods as “healthy.”
- Current regulations, introduced 20+ years ago, do not permit foods like almonds, avocados or salmon from using the term “healthy” as a nutrient content claim because of these foods’ inherent dietary fat content, despite being recommended for increased consumption in federal dietary guidelines and by leading health and nutrition experts.
- Food policy effort is supported by a number of the world’s foremost authorities in nutrition and public health.
NEW YORK (December 1, 2015) – KIND, with support from leading nutrition, public health and public policy experts, is urging the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to update its regulations around the term healthy when used as a nutrient content claim in food labeling. Today, the company filed a Citizen Petition with the goal of addressing outdated regulations, as well as helping to ensure that the public receive sound and consistent guidance about nutrition.Read more