Not Even FDA Knows What Does ‘Healthy’ Mean

FDA will ask people what means healthy food

FDA wants to review the meaning of healthy food.

FDA will review the meaning of healthy food

FDA (The U.S. Food and Drug Administration) needs the help of Americans to answer a really important question: what does ‘healthy’ mean? According to the agency, they want to review the nutritional claims on food labeling. The health officials want to  make more people choose healthy food. There are a lot of products which claim to be good for us, but the truth is they are not the best choice when it comes to our health.

Douglas Balentine, the director of FDA’s Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling, said that there are a lot of people who use the Nutrition Facts label before buying a product for the first time. However, most individuals choose their food in less than five seconds because they do not have the time to read all the nutrition information. They just see ‘healthy’ on a label and think that will help them.

Customers have to know what they are buying

That is the reason why FDA wants to make sure that those products are really healthy and the label is not there just for to get more customers. The first thing they want to do regarding their plan is to ask people questions about what ‘healthy’ should mean.  They hope that people will help them what food made them feel better and what products proved to be harmful to their health.

FDA will also encourage the companies to change their products into healthier food. This would help customers because they will have more healthy food options. The idea of making it easier for consumers to choose from healthy products is a really good one. Even though we can’t be sure about all the food, we know there are some options who can really improve your health. We are talking about fruits, vegetables or nuts.

People should avoid fast food

Avoiding fast food, potato chips and everything that is fat-free is the best way to have a healthy diet. Of course, there are some products which can raise questions. FDA wants to know what people think ‘healthy’ means also catch up with the contemporary understanding of this word.

There are a lot of studied who changed the way we saw some food products during the last years. The food we thought it was healthy proved to be dangerous for our body. We are hoping that FDA will manage to understand what does ‘healthy’ really mean. If you have ideas regarding this issue, you can submit a public comment on their website.

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About June Harris

June was born and raised in Ligonier, a small historic town in Pennsylvania. She befriended TV cameras at an early age when she was selected to feature in a local TV series for children. Her passion for entertainment grew bigger after June was named Miss Pennsylvania at 16 years old. She was co-opted in various projects ever since and is now a strong promoter of fitness and health activities.