The Agriculture Department is proposing to restrict the sugar content of school meals, while tightening sodium limits, increasing whole grains requirements and possibly letting schools continue serving low-fat flavored milk.
Top Food and Drug Administration officials pledged Wednesday to work toward reducing diet-related diseases by taking steps that will give consumers more information on what they’re eating and pressure companies to reformulate products, actions that are key elements of the White House’s new national food strategy.
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing some major rule changes for foods that can be marketed as “healthy," potentially allowing new products to qualify while eliminating others. But few foods are labeled as "healthy" are current rules, and experts say it's not clear how much consumers will care about the proposed new labeling system either.
The Trump administration wants to push food companies to use new health claims and labeling language to improve Americans' diets and also is moving ahead with an Obama-era initiative to reduce sodium consumption.