FDA to Redefine What ‘Healthy’ Food Really Means

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How is it possible a sugary cereal could be considered healthy but not almonds, avocados and salmon?

Because the science of healthy eating has changed since the Food and Drug Administration wrote the current guidelines in the 1990s. Believe it or not, none of those foods would be considered “healthy” under the FDA’s current guidelines.

“We used to believe that sugary cereals were fine, as long as they were fortified with vitamins and minerals,” Katherine Tallmadge, a nutritionist, told NBC News. “Now we want people to eat the whole food — whole grains.”

Under the old rules, “healthy” foods must meet give government criteria on fat, saturated fat, sodium, cholesterol and nutrients.

Congress is also urging the FDA to update what is and is not healthy.

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