The “Taste of Iowa” menu for Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping’s dinner in Des Moines tonight isn’t going down well with nutritionists. They say bacon- lettuce-and-tomato bites and potatoes stuffed with white cheddar are dietary perils high in calories, sodium and saturated fat.
Food companies cut spending on television ads that market less-healthy food in the U.S. to children and increased marketing on the Internet and through mobile devices, according to a Federal Trade Commission report.
An Obama administration effort to add more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to U.S. school meals may limit educators’ ability to deliver a balanced diet to 32 million children, meat- and potato-industry groups said.
An overhaul of U.S. school meal standards that replaces breaded patties and canned fruit with fresh tomatoes and chef salad will cost $3.2 billion over five years, less than half of what was initially proposed by the Obama administration.
U.S. regulators, facing resistance from companies including Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food company, and Kellogg Co., scaled back proposed guidelines that may have limited advertising to children for food with added sugars, salt and saturated fat.