• Feature ArticlesFeature Articles

    Impact of Changing Scientific Recommendations on Nutrition Policies

    This article reviews the evolution of nutrition recommendations and how they are reflected in current policy decisions. A special focus is placed on fat and carbohydrate recommendations and their associated risks for non-communicable diseases. Introduction In the first half of the twentieth century, the primary focus in nutrition was on the prevention of undernutrition through adequate intake of micronutrients, energy and protein. However, by the second half of the cent...
  • Regulatory NewsRegulatory News

    Guest Editorial: Does Nutrition Have a Role in Disease Management?

    This editorial is meant to encourage discussion and thinking about the value of diet and nutrition in the management of disease and a regulatory framework that would be useful in the US to protect public health and provide benefit to individuals who live with chronic disease or an increased risk of such diseases. Introduction The current regulatory approach, with respect to food and nutrition, tends to categorize individuals as consumers or patients and yet these stat...