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Nutrition Labeling of Restaurant Menus
Amalia K. Corby-Edwards (au)
Rising rates of obesity and the resulting effects on citizensńˇ╗ health and health care costs have prompted federal, state, and local policymakers to consider a number of policy options to reduce obesity levels in the U.S., such as exercise promotion, nutrition education, and taxation of certain foods. Labeling of the nutritional content of foods purchased and consumed outside the home has been recommended by researchers and policymakers as one tool to address rising obesity rates. The Fed. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act authorizes the Food and Drug Admin. (FDA) to regulate labeling of most foods other than meat and poultry. Contents of this report: (1) Introduction; (2) Background on Restaurant Menu Labeling and Obesity; (3) FDAńˇ╗s Authority to Regulate Nutrition Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Restaurant Menus; (4) FDA Rulemaking on Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants: Overview of the Proposed Rule; Selected Aspects of the Proposed Rule; Costs and Benefit Considerations for the Proposed Rule. Tables and figures. This is a print on demand report.
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