Look at any dairy case in the country, and it’s obvious that the space allotted to milk has been shrinking and the real estate for plant-based alternatives has expanded. But the shelf space going to lactose-free and low-lactose options also has expanded as the dairy industry tries to respond to concerns from minority consumers and others who are lactose-intolerant.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has been charged with examining diet through a “health equity lens,” which is encouraging news for anti-hunger advocates. However, the dairy industry is pushing back against the possibility that dairy recommendations could be modified due to concerns about lactose intolerance.
The Food and Drug Administration is reworking its 28-year-old definition of “healthy” foods to allow fish, nuts and many other items to qualify for the label, if they provide meaningful amounts of the products people are supposed to eat under federal dietary guidelines.
A task force advising the upcoming White House hunger conference issued recommendations Tuesday that call on the government to require nutrition labeling on the front of food packages, ease SNAP eligibility rules and make school meals free to all students regardless of income.
In this opinion piece, Bruce Taylor and Laura Himes of the International Fresh Produce Association discuss a strategy that increases Americans’ fruit and vegetable consumption and a way to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans targets by 2030.
The next version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans needs to take a close look at the effectiveness of low-carb diets, most commenters told the federal agencies putting together the 2025-2030 DGA.