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  • Dietary Guidelines Controversy Continues

    October 14, 2015
    The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) pot has been stirred up, said Michelle Matto, IDFA's nutrition and labeling consultant, in her recent blog post. There’s been lots of controversy regarding the 2015 DGAs, and an article published recently in the British Medical Journal has gotten the conversation (or argument) going again. Read More

  • Answers to Your Questions on Nutrition Labeling of Restaurant Foods

    September 25, 2015
    With so many changes coming to nutrition labeling, more guidance is always helpful.FDA has released more information to clarify the requirements of restaurant labeling that is mandated by the end of next year, said Michelle Matto, IDFA's consultant on nutrition and labeling. If you or your customers sell products in scoop shops, delis, restaurants or other similar settings, you probably have a lot of questions about how calories will need to be declared on menus and what other nutrition information must be presented in addition to calories. Read More

  • Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Marks Fifth Anniversary

    June 03, 2015
    Over the past five years, the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) has brought together a unique coalition of food manufacturers, community organizations and public health associations to encourage healthy eating and physical activity habits. IDFA is one of HWCF’s partner organizations and at a recent meeting, the leadership of HWCF updated all partners on the accomplishments made over the past five years. Read More

  • Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Looks at Added Sugars, Sodium

    November 13, 2014
    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) took another step toward the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, holding its next-to-last public meeting on November 7, 2014. Unlike the September public meeting, dairy was not a significant point of discussion, but the committee raised a number of issues that are important to dairy, including added sugars and sodium. Read More

  • Caution: This Headline May Be Misleading

    November 10, 2014
    You may have read some unexpected headlines recently, such as “Milk doesn’t do a body good!” While these are catchy, they can also be misleading. The most recent ones are mostly based on a single study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), but the concept applies to a number of articles that you’ll see. Read More

 
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