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You helped save menu labeling—for now!
Supporters of Salud America!, our national Latino child health promotion program at UT Health San Antonio, submitted 10% of the 1,126 comments the FDA received about their one-year delay for restaurants to add menu labeling.
FDA is listening to your comments!
FDA wants more feedback on their delay of menu labeling—this week they extended the public comment deadline from July 3 to Aug. 2, 2017.
Here’s how to submit a public comment right now:
1. Copy the model comment below. This comment was adapted from the Center for Science in the Public Interest by Salud America!.
For the health of Latino and all families, I strongly support immediate implementation of menu labeling in chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, movie theaters, and other food establishments. Latino families in particular face less access to healthy food options and struggle with higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and certain diseases than non-Latinos, according to research by Salud America!. Menu labeling can help these families make healthier eating choices through clear, easy-to-use nutrition information at the point of ordering. I oppose any delay or weakening of the menu labeling rules and urge the FDA to revoke the one-year delay for compliance.
2. Go here and paste the model comment (you can also tweak it further).
Be sure to submit a comment by Aug. 2, 2017!
“We’re excited by the ongoing show of support for menu labeling,” said Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America!, which is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Menu labeling is one way to help Latino and all families make healthier eating choices through clear, easy-to-use nutrition information at the point of ordering.”
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