Submission Number: 00440
Received: 7/11/2011 1:02:34 PM
Commenter: Andrew Snyder
Organization: Kellogg Company
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts; Project No. P094513
Attachments: No Attachments
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.
In addition to the above point I am also opposed to the United States government reaching further into my life. I am a proud parent to a 4 year old daughter and it is my responsibility to teach my daughter on what is healthy and how to judge a commercial. Please don’t intrude further into my life.
The IWG should withdraw its proposed food marketing restrictions.