Biden Admin To Suggest Nutrition Labels on Front of Food Products to Improve Health

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Published on September 27, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

Biden Admin To Suggest Nutrition Labels on Front of Food Products to Improve Health

Biden Admin to Suggest Nutrition Labels , on Front of Food Products to Improve Health.

NBC News reports that on Sept.

27, the White House announced that the FDA will look into a new food labeling system.

The administration hopes that the proposed front-of-package labeling approach will help “to shift our health care system away from just treating disease to preventing it.” .

The administration hopes that the proposed front-of-package labeling approach will help “to shift our health care system away from just treating disease to preventing it.” .

It would aim "to help consumers, particularly those with lower nutrition literacy, quickly and easily identify foods that are part of a healthy eating pattern." .

The Biden administration said it would also suggest an update to the criteria by which food can be deemed "healthy" on food packaging.

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The Biden administration said it would also suggest an update to the criteria by which food can be deemed "healthy" on food packaging.

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NBC News reports that in May, President Biden set a goal to eradicate hunger and increase healthy eating and exercise by 2030.

Food access and affordability are also top priorities for the administration.

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According to the Department of Agriculture, SNAP will begin supplying an extra $26 a month per person on average on Oct.

1.

The White House also seeks to increase access to free, healthy school meals for 9 million more kids by 2032.

NBC News reports that the White House is preparing to host its first Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health in over 50 years on Sept.

28


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