AICR supports federal policies that promote nutrition labels and claims that make it easier to identify healthy food and beverage options. These initiatives support consumers in making cancer-protective choices for themselves and their families.
As evidence supporting the relationship between dietary factors and chronic disease continues to grow, AICR supports clear and accurate nutrition labeling that allows consumers to identify healthy food and beverage choices more easily. This includes initiatives such as making the Nutrition Facts Label more readable, labeling whole grain content, and ensuring there are stringent guidelines for foods to be able to make a claim such as “healthy”.
How We Are Taking Action
Food and Drug Administration
In 2018, the Food and Drug Administration announced their Nutrition Innovation Strategy, which aims to curb rates of chronic disease through nutrition. AICR has worked diligently to track and provide input on elements of the strategy. The FDA also recently updated its Nutrition Facts Label and introduced menu labeling in large-chain restaurants, two steps that AICR has supported.
- Our Comment Applauding the FDA’s Nutrition Innovation Strategy October 2018
- Our Comments on Horizontal Approaches to Modernizing Food Standards of Identity November 2019
- Our Comments on FDA’s Proposed Principles for Modernizing Food Standards of Identity July 2020
- Our Comments to FDA on their Proposed Research on a Healthy Front-of-Package Label
Coalitions Helping Us Achieve This Goal
- National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity
The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) coalition includes health-conscious organizations that advocate for policies that promote healthy eating and physical activity in order to combat chronic diseases. We provide research and evidence that highlights how healthy eating can impact cancer risk and survivorship.