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Johanns IWG Letter

Johanns IWG Letter

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Letter from Sen. Johanns regarding the Preliminary Proposed Nutritional Principles to Food Marketed to Children Interagency Working Group.
Letter from Sen. Johanns regarding the Preliminary Proposed Nutritional Principles to Food Marketed to Children Interagency Working Group.

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The
Honorable Thomas
1.
VilsackSecretary
of
Agriculture
United
States
Department
of
Agriculture
1400
IndependenceAvenue,
SW
Whitten
BufldlDs.
Room
200A
Washington.
DC
20250
The
Honorable
Jon
Leibowitz
ChaIrman
Federal
Trade
Commission
600
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
20S80
WASHINGTON.I;)C10S10
July
15,2011
The
Honorable
Margaret
A.
Hamburg
Commissioner
Food
Bft4
Drua
Admiuistratie>n
10903
New
Hampshire
Avenue
Building ),
R.i3om
2217
SllvCf
Spring, MD 20993
The Honorable
Thomas R.
Frledeu~
MD,
MPHDirector
e.rs
for
Disease
Control and
Pre:vcmtion
1600
Clifton
R.oad
Atlanta,
OA
30329-4018
Dear
Secretaty
Vilsack,
Chabman
Leibowitz,.
Commissioner
HambufS
I
andDirector
Frieden:
We
understand
that
an
Interagenc1
Worldng
Group (lWG)
compriseQ
ofth.
U.S.
Department
of
Agriculture,
Federal Trade
Conunission.
U.S. Food
and
Drug
AdmiDistration
l
and
the
Centers
for
Disease
Control
md
Prevention recently
relessed
proposed
gIlideHnes
for
food and
beverage
marketing
tochildrrm
IUld
teens.
Tho
guideliaos.
''Preliminary
Proposed
Nutrition Principles
to
Guide
Industly
SelfwR.egulatoXy
Efforts,
II
would
requJ:e
all
food
marketed
to
children and toens
meet
two
nutritionprinciples:
one.
that
foods
contribute
8l1isnincIDt
amount
of
certain
foods
StOUps
(e.g.
hits,
vegetable&,
whole
grains,
em);
and
two,
that
foods
have
very
low
amounts
of
eatunl1ed
fat,
trans
fat.
added
sugaI'II,
andsodium.
We
certainly
agree
that
childhoDd
obesity
is a
challenge
deserling our
attention.
However.afterreviewing
the proposed prinoiples,
wo
have
a
few
questiona
regerdlna
theimpacts
that
these
gwdeImes-iffullyadopted-will
have
on the
U.S. economy
and the
U.S. food
8Jld
agricultural
industries.
Please
provide for
us the
data
to
answer
the
questions
below.
Oiven
that
the
2005
Institute
of
Medicinereport."Food
Markeringto
Children
and
Youth!
Threat
or
Opportunity?",
found there
was
not
sufficient
evidence to
find
a
causal
relationship
between
advertising
and obesity, what data
did
the
IWG
use to
demonstrate
a
linlc
between
advertising
ad
obesity?
What
data
was
used
to
SUP,POl't
recommendations
that
are
different
than the
science-based
nutritional
:ecommendations
utilized.
in
the
Fcdcral
acho.o! Meals
Programs
and
other
nutrition
assistance
,Ptoarams
for
children?
Further. what
data
was
used
to
support
recommendations
that
are
different
than
the
requirements estabU,hed
by
USDA
and
FDA
to
designate products
as
"Low
Pat"
or
"Healthy?"
What
impact
will
these
guideHnes
have
on
the
consumptiOJ1
of
various
foods
end
food
smuJ'S
(e.g-
cereal,
wheat bread, oatmeal,
rice,
beef:
poultry.pork
products.
fluid
milk
t
yogurt.
cheese
f
nuts,
legumes.
fruits.
and
vegetables)?
\Vbat
economic
impact
win
these
principles have
on
U.S.
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