This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) took three actions that will likely undermine evidence-based cancer prevention efforts.
Healthy Eating and Active Living Press Releases
MONTPELIER - Cancer advocates, survivors and caregivers from across the state traveled to the State House last week to meet with Vermont lawmakers about the need to support legislation that could help prevent cancer.
Cancer Advocates in Raleigh to Support Cancer Prevention and Cessation, Improved Access to Treatment
More than 100 cancer patients, survivors and advocates from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) travelled to the state Capitol in Raleigh today in support of restoring funding for comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation programs as well as ensuring access to the most appropriate treatments for cancer patients.
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Lora Jean Williams et al. v. City of Philadelphia et al., leading groups working to improve the health of communities provide scientific evidence of the severe consequences of sugary drinks and their impact in Philadelphia.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 30,000 people in Minnesota will be newly diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Today we learned that Gov. Mark Dayton is one of those people.
WASHINGTON, D.C. May 20, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released the final regulation to update the Nutrition Facts label that appears on most food packages.
WASHINGTON, D.C. May 18, 2016 The U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee today passed a bill to reauthorize child school meal and nutrition programs and included language to undercut access to healthy foods for millions of children.
FDA Issues Final Guidance on Menu Labeling to Help Consumers Make Healthy Choices that Can Reduce Cancer Risk
WASHINGTON, DC May 2, 2016 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced late Friday the final implementation date for menu labeling, requiring a variety of establishments to display calorie information for their ready-to-eat food and beverages starting in May 2017.
New Dietary Guidelines Disregard Important Link Between Diet and Cancer; Missed Opportunity to Reduce Death and Suffering
WASHINGTON, D.C. January 7, 2016 The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Dietary Guidelines) released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S.