Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513 #00474

Submission Number:
00474
Commenter:
David Oriel
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513

Dear Chairman Leibowitz, I am writing to express my opposition to the Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Food Marketed to Children by the Interagency Working Group (IWG), and strongly urge the withdrawal of these marketing restrictions. The 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act directed the FTC, USDA, FDA, and CDC to complete a study and provide recommendations to Congress. Instead, the IWG has proposed marketing restrictions of many healthy foods, including most soups, cereals, breads, and cheese. The IWG s standards are more restrictive than the standards for foods sold under the school lunch program, the WIC program, and contradict the Administration s own food recommendations to Americans. The IWG should withdraw its proposed food marketing restrictions. Enough, enough, I grew up as a kid playing outside till dark w/ my buddies in my neighborhood, not "organized, scheduled sports" and I'm sure there was more sugar in the food back in the 70's and just as much advertising. Sincerely, David L. Oriel