legislation and regulation


FDA to release guidelines on lowering sodium levels in food

Food companies and restaurants could soon face government pressure to make their foods less salty—a long-awaited federal effort to try to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke.


UK's education secretary cracks down on fatty and sweet foods

Education secretary Michael Gove will unveil a crackdown on fatty and sweet foods as part of new standards on school meals.

Federal meal regulations are providing consistent challenges for school meal programs.

To the vast relief of school kids, nutritionists, milk producers and lawmakers, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used his veto power Thursday to kill a bill that would have banned chocolate milk sales in Connecticut schools.

Last year they battled over how much to help poor Americans afford groceries. Now Democrats and Republicans in Congress are waging another food fight, this time over nutritional standards for students.

A new model for hospitals is being created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact will be felt by patients, staff and visitors, even in foodservice.

Michelle Obama on Thursday turned her annual garden harvest into a showcase for healthier school lunch standards and pledged to "fight until the bitter end" to keep them in place.

The vote, which was expected last Thursday, has been delayed to next week.

The Cleveland City Schools Board of Education took time to hear some criticism over their recent decision to use federal Community Eligibility Provision funds.

Given the current uproar over new federal rules aimed at getting schoolchildren to eat more healthfully, you might think fast food was an endangered species on the cafeteria line.

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