US Aims to Shift ‘Healthy’ Food Labels as It Fights Malnutrition

The federal government is seeking to change what’s needed for food products to brand themselves “healthy,” as part of the White House’s plan to boost nutrition nationally.

The Biden administration wants to end hunger by 2030 and ramp up nutrition in a country where the obesity rate now tops 40%. But its recommendations, highlighted on Wednesday in the first summit on the topic since 1969, are largely dependent on congressional cooperation and agency actions.

The Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rule to overhaul the “healthy” definition on food labels, is an early concrete action from the White House’s hunger goals. If such a rule goes through, it could tighten what food companies such as Kellogg Co. and PepsiCo Inc. need to call their products healthy, addressing longstanding concerns that Americans are eating too many processed foods and don’t understand how to properly get their nutrients.

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‘I felt like I failed’: inflation puts healthy food out of reach for millions of Americans | US news

In April, Kimberly Hart made a resolution to lose some weight on the advice of her doctor. Hart, who is 61 and lives in New Haven, Connecticut, has high blood pressure and cholesterol. These factors, combined with her age and weight, put her at an elevated risk for developing diabetes, and she wanted to do whatever she could to prevent that from happening.

One element within her control, Hart thought at the time, was her diet. She started seeing a nutritionist, a cost covered by Medicaid, and eating more healthily. But it wasn’t long before her efforts clashed with the reality of rising grocery costs.

In May, Hart began to really feel the pinch of higher prices, and by June, she realized she had to completely upend the way she put food on the table for her and her son.

Kimberly Hart prepares a weekend dinner for her and

CNY nurse plans to launch new kind of health food store in Syracuse suburb

Raisa Zhovklaya thought she was supposed to be in the best shape of her life when she turned 30. But at multiple points earlier this year, she felt disgusted with her body. Struggles with weight, acne break-outs, GI issues, and depression all contributed to a gradual lifestyle change. She began adjusting habits, like drinking water, eating healthy, working out regularly, getting enough sleep, and talking to her doctors. What started as a goal to just feel better led to Zhovklaya founding Project LeanNation Syracuse, a health store slated to open at the beginning of next year in Township 5 in Camillus.

“I’ve always been interested and passionate about health and fitness, but I just never went full-force into it until I decided to approach it in a whole different way,” Zhovklaya said. “So many people don’t think of Syracuse as a hip and healthy town or city, so I think

Pet Food as Health Food Spurs Impressive Sales Gains

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — US retail sales of dog and cat food approached $40 billion in 2021, up 15% over 2020, according to Packaged Facts’ just-released Pet Food in the US (September 2022). Over the 2017-2021 period, dog and cat food garnered a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11%.

Recent inflationary prices for pet food only partially spurred that growth. If the pet food market is not wholly proof against hard times, it’s very hardily resistant, as proven in the wake of COVID.

Double-digit sales growth in the pet food market—large and ostensibly mature as it is—is driven by ongoing product premiumization, if not “superpremiumization.” This long-running trend is currently epitomized by the success of the fresh (refrigerated/frozen) pet food category. Fresh pet food tilts toward human-grade in formulation and to direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales in distribution, albeit now trending rapidly into brick-and-mortar as

New community in Hartford to provide health care and food

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A new cathedral community center has opened its doors in Hartford.

It’s going to help more people in the capital city get access to healthcare and food.

This will help more people who don’t have health insurance and are food insecure.

Malta House has been serving the community with mobile vans for years.

Now that they have an actual building, they can more than double the patients they see.

“The Malta House project really gets to the heart of our mission. Our very essence which is working collaboratively and joining in projects that make life better for the poor and needy and the vulnerable,” said James Smith, General Chair of The Hartford Bishops’ Foundation.

The building will serve as the new permanent location for the Malta House of Care clinic and the Cathedral Food Pantry.

It’s located in the shadow of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph