Healthy Eating and Active Living

ACS CAN is working at the local, state and federal levels to prevent the one in five cancer cases caused by poor diet, physical inactivity and excess weight by advocating for legislation and regulations that make schools healthier, build healthy communities for all and support people with information in making healthy choices.

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Healthy Eating and Active Living Resources:

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) respectfully submit the following comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) comprehensive, multi-year Nutrition Innovation Strategy.  

For the majority of Americans who do not use tobacco products, weight management, good nutrition, and physical activity are the greatest modifiable determinants of cancer risk.

Federal Dietary and Physical Activity Guidelines Resources:

The ACS and ACS CAN appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Overall, we strongly support the conclusions and recommendations in the report. The following comments provide additional information on diet’s role in cancer and specific recommendations for those tasked with finalizing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).

ACS and ACS CAN are pleased to provide comments for the first time for the topics and scientific questions under consideration for the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments to the General Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as it began the process to update its Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Concessions and Vending.

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided brief oral comments on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report.

Nutrition Labeling Resources:

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s supplemental proposed rule revising the Nutrition Facts label.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the U.S. the Food and Drug Administration's proposed regulations to update the serving size requirements for the Nutrition Facts Label on packaged foods and beverages.

Access to Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Services Resources:

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Draft Research Plan: Screening for Obesity and Interventions for Weight Management in Children and Adolescents.

Healthy Workplaces Resources:

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and partners, as part of the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA), provide model food and beverage vending machine standards.