Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513 #00399

Submission Number:
00399
Commenter:
Garrett Cole
Organization:
Private US Citizen
State:
Illinois
Initiative Name:
Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513

As a US citizen, taxpayer, and parent, I do not support the proposed Interagency Working Group (IWG) Proposed Food Marketing Guidelines. I urge the immediate cessation of consideration for these guidelines for the following reasons: 1. As a parent with 3 small children, my wife and I, alone are responsible for the decisions regarding appropriate nutrition for our family. Only we are in the position to know and manage the well-being of our children. 2. As an American, whom lives under the Law, that exist for the sole purpose of protecting my individual liberty and property rights, I will not accept any law or government action that infringes on my creator-endowed rights. 3. Even if the first 2 reasons were not sufficient (and they are), the legislation passed by my duly elected, representatives clearly calls for the completion of a study of these matters to inform any decisions. This study has not be concluded. In no available and creditable study has anything but a corollary relation to these foods (and their marketing) to obesity or ill-health been established. Unlike poison and other dangerous substances where a singular and causal connections have been established and responsible laws and regulations are appropriate, these rules will have virtually zero-efficacy to the stated ends. They will very effectively raise the costs to American families for these food categories with no value created to the consumer through, higher prices, more limited availability, and less competition. Sincerely, Garrett S. Cole US Citizen and Parent