Monday, December 07, 2009
See the New Food Label from CSPI..?
What do you think of the new suggested Nutrition Label from the Center for Science in the Public Interest..?
I Love it..!
(Full Disclosure: As president of National Action Against Obesity, I volunteer on several CSPI sub-committees, especially in the areas of school food and marketing food to children...)
CSPI can't be lauded enough for their tireless efforts over the past several decades...Michael Jacobson and Margo Wootan are heroes...
How about 1 more tiny change to the Food Label..?
2000 Calories as the suggested daily intake is hundreds more calories per day than most of us require... The average American adult is 5'7"...and, unfortunately, sedentary.
So the daily suggested calories should be something more like 1500 Calories...
Want to eat more? Great! Earn those extra calories with exercise... Every mile run will buy ya 100 more calories.
Either way, with all the wonderful improvements suggested by the CSPI, the Nutrition Label also should reflect a more realistic, healthy, daily calorie intake.
2000 calories works fine if 200 pounds would be an ideal healthy weight for ya--like if you're 6 foot 4.
Read more about the new Food Label in Tara Parker Pope's New York Times article...