Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513 #00659

Submission Number:
00659
Commenter:
Sharon Donovan
Organization:
American Society for Nutrition
State:
Maryland
Initiative Name:
Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Food Marketed to Children s Proposed Nutrition Principles. Founded in 1928, ASN is a nonprofit scientific society with over 4,200 members in academia, practice, government and industry. ASN is dedicated to bringing together the world s top nutrition research scientists to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition. ASN is a constituent society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). ASN supports efforts to improve the nutritional profile of foods and beverages marketed specifically to children and adolescents in order to ensure nutrient adequacy and enhance efforts to prevent excessive weight gain.