Whether it’s commenting on a Facebook post, calls to local representatives or voting for the “best” celebrity dancer, Americans are not shy about sharing their opinions. As it begins a new industry-funded research and promotion program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hoping that holds true as it recently requested public comment for the proposed Organic Research, Promotion and Information Order.
This fall, as children are heading back to school, the institutions that participate in the federal lunch program will continue to ensure that children and teens will be receiving healthier food, snack and beverage choices, experts note.
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released updated nutritional guidelines that encourage Americans to adopt a series of science-based recommendations to improve how they eat to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Event adds session about foodborne disease outbreaks
April 15, 2015
The 2015 Food Safety Summit, which will take place April 28-30 in Baltimore, will continue its goal of “Providing Solutions for Today and Planning for Tomorrow” with focused sessions on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) updates, a full-day forum on integrating the nation’s food safety system, a session on the 2014 foodborne outbreak and much more.
Following up on last year’s new standards for school meals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled its new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards that will affect food and beverages sold in vending machines and a la carte.
Professionals in the science community gathered for the “New Developments in Carotenoid Research Conference,” which took place March 11 and 12 at Tufts University in Boston.The conference, co-sponsored by Netherlands-based