Nutrition

HHS and USDA Release New Dietary Guidelines for Americans

January 08, 2016|11:12 a.m.| Jane Esworthy

The guidelines recognize the importance of focusing on healthy eating patterns and recommend limiting added sugars, sodium, and saturated and trans fats in diets. Read More »

New York City Requires Chain Restaurants to Include Sodium Level Warnings on Menus

September 15, 2015|1:31 p.m.| ASTHO Staff

The New York City Board of Health has passed a rule that will require chain restaurants in the city with 15 or more establishments nationwide to include a salt shaker icon with menu items containing more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium. Read More »

Tool Uses Twitter to Measure State-By-State Trends in Exercise and Calorie Consumption

August 06, 2015|10:43 a.m.| ASTHO Staff

A new tool uses individuals’ public tweets to measure trends in calorie consumption and expenditure across state lines. Read More »

Menu Labeling: Ignorance Does Not Lead to Bliss

June 04, 2015|10:43 a.m.| Michele Darling

ASTHO strongly supports the FDA regulations requiring restaurants and other food vendors to post calorie counts for all foods and beverages sold. Read More »