F.D.A. Moves to Change ‘Healthy’ Food Definition

Water, avocados, nuts and seeds, fatty fish like salmon, and certain oils — which do not currently qualify as “healthy” — could earn the distinction under the new guidelines.

The new definition of “healthy” emphasizes whether a food fits into a healthy dietary pattern overall, as opposed to just focusing

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Eat Your Greens: FDA Proposes New Definition for ‘Healthy’ Packaged Food Claims

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule on September 29 setting forth new criteria for the labeling of food products with the nutrient content claim “healthy” intended to help consumers more easily navigate nutrition labels and to make healthier purchasing decisions.

Per the proposed rule, labeling

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Less Salt, More Whole Grains: FDA Updates Food Label Definition of ‘Healthy’ | Health

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Salmon can’t be labeled a “healthy” food under existing federal regulations, because it contains high levels of fat.

But sweetened cereals can bear the “healthy” label on their packaging if they tick specific boxes related to individual nutrients — even though they might

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