Menu Labeling Explained: What It Is, Its Importance to Consumers, and More at #FoodFri!
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This month is the sixth anniversary of the national menu labeling law (passed as part of the Affordable Care Act). Yet, menu labeling had not been implemented. Congress delayed implementation of the law until one year after the Food and Drug Administration finalized draft guidance on menu labeling (which it has yet to do!).
Join #FoodFri on Friday, March 25, 2016, at 1pm, Eastern, to chat with @MomsRising and @CSPI about why menu labeling is important. During this hour we will examine several questions, including
- How menu labeling can affect consumer choices and restaurant menus,
- What industries are opposing menu labeling,
- How can we all work together—the community, government, and industry—to make menu labeling a reality, at long last.
Eating out is a big part of Americans’ diets. Americans get, on average, one-third of their calories from eating out. Menu labeling would give people the information they need to make informed choices for themselves and their families.
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Since 1971, CSPI has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science.
Founded by executive director Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and two other scientists, CSPI carved out a niche as the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness in the early 1970s. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.