New Standards Proposed From The FDA To Label Food “Healthy”

The FDA proposed a change to the nutrition standards that foods have to meet before being labeled “healthy.” The new standards must contain a certain amount of food from at least one of the food groups or subgroups of fruits, vegetables, or dairy. The food groups must be recommended by the dietary guidelines. It also must have limits for certain nutrients such as saturated fat, sodium as well as added sugars. It all depends on the daily value percent for the nutrient and varies depending on the food and food group. Foods that are rich in fats, such as certain oils, nuts and seeds, would be newly eligible for the healthy claim among other items.