FDA Update: Agency Proposes Updated Definition of ‘Healthy’ Claim on Food Packages

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposal to update the criteria for ‘healthy’ claims on food packaging to help improve American diets and reduce the rate of chronic disease in the U.S.

“Nutrition is key to improving our nation’s health,” said U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. “FDA’s move will help educate more Americans to improve health outcomes, tackle health disparities and save lives.”

The proposed definition of the updated “healthy” claim is based on current nutrition science and would allow more foods recommended by the FDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans to use the claim on labeling, like nuts and seeds, higher fat fish, certain oils and water. Learn more by accessing the FDA news release

Clinical Topics: Dyslipidemia, Prevention, Lipid Metabolism, Diet

Keywords: Oils, Water, Outcome Assessment, Health Care, Chronic Disease, Diet, Nutritional Sciences, Nutrition Policy, Nuts, Food Packaging, United States Food and Drug Administration, ACC Advocacy

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