19 Feb '15, 4pm

On sugar limit, @HHSGov @USDA follow science not @GroceryMakers misinfo + attacks on science #bullsugar

The U.S. surgeon general should conduct a comprehensive report on the health effects of added sugar, and issue a Call to Action to encourage health policies that curb added sugar consumption. The National Prevention Council should give serious weight to the evidence already found by the scientific community on the ill-effects of sugar as it implements the National Prevention Strategy and works to make all Americans healthier. The Food and Drug Administration should implement a strong rule requiring the inclusion of added sugar in nutrition labels. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, issued by the USDA and the HHS, should include strong language encouraging Americans to limit added sugars in their diets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture should include a strong added-sugar restriction in rules that set nutrition standards and should ensure compliance in every school...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/center-for-science-and-democracy/su...

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