Tina Ruggiero | Nutrition Expert, Cookbook Author and Spokesperson
Mar 29, 2007 by Tina Ruggiero
Carol P. MS, RD says
Apr 3, 2007 at 11:23 am
I do agree with you. Legislature is really limited in its ability to “force” people to change their inner most drives. Everyone will say that fast food is not healthful, but so many people are still bargaining the fast as more important than the food (quality).
The NLEA was an excellent step toward bringing continuity and sound information to Americans. Many countries’ labels appear similar and have the same reason to be. Nutrition labels and labeling laws, including statements outside the Nutrition Facts panel, are meant to inform and allow people to make comparisons between two or more different foods. I don’t believe FDA and USDA really believe they can change the quantity or quality of what people eat, but help them make informed decisions.
Food companies and their trade organizations work together to help the agencies come up with reasonable regulations – to further inform consumers – with constructive and important information built on sound science.
We should take the legislative “impact” for what it’s worth.
Tina Ruggiero says
Apr 5, 2007 at 12:23 pm
Carol, your comments are right on target. Thanks for your reply!