500 Fifth St, NW
Washington, DC 20001
The latest news from HMD, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events.
Displaying: 1 to 2 of 2 News and Announcements
Walmart announced on January 20, 2011, that it would work to provide healthier food choices and make those foods more affordable to consumers. Walmart will reformulate many packaged foods to reduce sodium and added sugars, and eliminate trans fats by 2015. The company references the IOM in its rationale for sodium and trans fat reduction.
Reducing Americans' excessive sodium consumption requires establishing new federal standards for the amount of salt that food manufacturers, restaurants, and food service companies can add to their products, says the IOM's report Strategies to Reduce Sodium Intake in the United States.