This is a talk on Zoom about my new book, Let’s Ask Marion.
6:30 at the Jewish Community Center. Information and registration (required for Zoom link) here.
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) held a press conference this morning to announce that 10 health departments, 20 health and consumer organizations, and 41 health professionals (including me) have signed a letter in support of its petition asking the FDA to:
Our letter of support begins:
The undersigned scientists and organizations are concerned about Americans’ excess consumption of added sugars…Every edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (going back to 1980) has recommended reducing consumption of added sugars, but Americans are consuming more added sugars (including sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and other caloric sweeteners) now than they did in 1980. And that high level of consumption…is contributing to serious health problems.
If the situation with trans fats was any indication, the food industry will reduce the sugars in its products if it has to disclose them.
This is not the first time that CSPI has tried to get added sugars labeled (see petition from 1999). I’m hoping the letter of support will encourage the FDA to take action this time.
Maybe it will even put sugars on front-of-package labels, as the Institute of Medicine suggested in 2011.