Nutrition Labeling

ACS CAN supports ensuring people have access to easy-to-understand, accurate information and resources that help them make healthy food and beverage choices, including menu labeling and an updated Nutrition Facts label. 

Nutrition Labeling Resources:

ACS CAN submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on their proposed rule to delay the compliance date for the updated Nutrition Facts label by 18 months.

More than 40 organizations representing consumers, patients, and nutrition, public health, and health care professionals, including ACS CAN, signed on to a letter opposing any delay in implementation of menu labeling or changes to the requirements to make the information less accessible or useful

ACS CAN provided comments on FDA's interim final rule to delay implementation of menu labeling, opposing the proposed delay and any changes to the rule that would make it more difficult for consumers to access or use menu labeling in making healthy choices.

ACS CAN provided comments in response to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) request for information on the use of the term “healthy” on food labels.

ACS CAN supports updating the criteria for "healthy" to be consistent with current research and dietary guidance.  If defined appropriately, “healthy” can be a tool to help consumers identify choices that support long-term health, including reduced cancer risk. 

ACS CAN provided comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a proposed rule to update the Nutrition Facts Label for meat and poultry.  

ACS CAN and more than 25 of our nutrition and public health partners sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price asking for his commitment to maintain the July 2018 compliance date for the updated Nutrition Facts label.

Studies show a strong link between poor nutrition, physical inactivity, excess weight, and cancer. That’s why the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) supports the timely implementation of new federal menu labeling requirements for restaurants and other food establishments.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and partners signed a statement in opposition to the "Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015", which would weaken the menu labeling requirements.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided input on the Food and Drug Administration's draft guidance for industry on the implementation of the menu labeling requirements.