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August 2014



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Senate Hearing Debates School Nutrition Standards


 With the 2014-15 public school year set to begin within weeks, members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on July 23 heard both sides of the debate on whether to continue to push forward with the new school nutrition standards established under the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 or slow implementation or even provide waivers from the standards for school districts having difficulty meeting the requirements.

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Improving Nutrition Information on Food Labels: Health Canada


Health Canada is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts table for prepackaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, as well as changing the look of the Nutrition Facts table and the list of ingredients so that they can best help Canadians make informed choices when selecting foods for themselves and their families.

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First Lady: Healthy Foods Belong in Schools


Michelle Obama said that 54 junior cooks who won a contest to make healthier yet tasty meals show the nation's schools can also turn out nutritious food that kids will actually eat. She used the third annual event to wade into a dispute she's currently in with the School Nutrition Association over new standards for school lunches.

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Call Made for FDA Front-of-Pack Labeling Rules


The Food and Drug Administration should require front-of-pack labeling in a specific format, said David M. Kessler, MD, former commissioner of the FDA, in an article he wrote that appeared on-line July 17 in The New England Journal of Medicine. He also proposed overhauling the ingredient list by aggregating related ingredients, including sugar, in the article titled "Toward More Comprehensive Food Labeling."

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Court Upholds Country of Original Labeling


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 29 denied the American Meat Institute's appeal requesting a preliminary injunction to block implementation of the USDA's country of original labeling (COOL) rule.

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