Submission Number: 00537
Received: 7/12/2011 8:25:50 AM
Commenter: Dianne Hart
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts; Project No. P094513
Attachments: No Attachments
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.
I favor fewer government restrictions. We are not idiots, nor are our children. Leave us a few decisions to make on our own please....like what we eat for breakfast. I think we can handle that.