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The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance is committed to developing and advocating for policies that help people make better-informed food choices that contribute to healthy eating while supporting a sustainable environment.

We make foods to support healthy, balanced lives, and we believe policies that impact the business of food should support people’s health, too. We are concerned about the continued rise in obesity rates and other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as food insecurity and access to healthy food, in the U.S. and globally. Collectively, our members are constantly improving the nutritional profile of our products, reducing the amount of saturated fat, sodium, and sugar in our products, as well as increasing micronutrients, including essential vitamins and minerals. Each of us has set goals to do more. We have begun increasing nutrient density, lowering calorie counts per serving size across the diverse range of our products, and updating our packaging to contain smaller portions that encourage saving some for later.

That is also why we supported the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils, the primary source of artificial trans-fat, and phased them out of our products well before their mandated removal, effective June 2018. We also support the World Health Organization’s (WHO) call for these unhealthy fats to be eliminated globally – and we’re leading the way in doing so.

As an Alliance, we will:

As the process for developing the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans continues, we will work with the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services on helping to shape science-based recommendations for encouraging healthy diets at all life stages and shaping sustainable food systems. With this goal in mind, in March 2019 we released a National Nutrition and Dietary Guidance Framework for the nation’s dietary advice.

Learn more about what our individual members are doing on nutrition:

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