Inauguration day: the implications for US food policy

Inauguration day: the implications for US food policy

As President Barack Obama takes office for a second term, just-food takes a look at his approach to food legislation and what the food industry might expect in the next four years.

Consuming Issues - Childhood obesity: The Obamas' legacy?

21 January 2013

Today (21 January) sees Barack Obama's second inauguration as President of the United States, an appropriate juncture to look ahead to what the next four years may have in store in terms of US food policy.

US: Industry fees to rise under Obama FDA budget plan

14 February 2012

President Obama is looking to increase the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) budget for fiscal 2013 by 17%, resulting in an increase in industry fees.

just the facts - Obama's Task Force obesity plan

14 May 2010

Earlier this week, US First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled a Task Force action plan calling on food manufacturers to curb the marketing of unhealthy foods to children. Here we take a closer look at the report and its recommendations.

US: Obama unveils obesity plan to curb kids marketing

11 May 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama today (11 May) unveiled a Task Force action plan calling on food manufacturers to curb the marketing of unhealthy foods to children.

US: CSPI urges Mrs Obama to pressure food industry

10 February 2010

US First Lady Michelle Obama has been urged to do more to encourage the food industry to tackle child obesity after she launched a healthy-eating drive in the US yesterday (9 February).

US: Michelle Obama launches anti-obesity drive

9 February 2010

US First Lady Michelle Obama today (9 February) launched 'Let's Move', a drive designed to cut obesity levels among children in the country.

Obama taking food self-regulation to task

2 November 2009

President Obama has made tackling childhood obesity and nutrition a key priority. The FDA’s recent announcement on nutritional labelling demonstrates the administration’s willingness to act in areas where it deems self-regulation to have been ineffective, Ben Cooper writes, and this proactive approach may not be confined to food labelling.

US: Obama to toughen food safety standards

8 July 2009

The Obama administration has unveiled a series of measures designed to toughen food safety standards and strengthen the enforcement powers of regulatory bodies in the US.

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