What Is Healthy Food? The FDA Is Still Trying To Figure It Out
A big sticking point for critics is the FDA's regulations around how much fat can be in a "healthy" product.By Samantha Crook | May 10, 2016
The Food and Drug Administration is considering changing the definition of "healthy," at least for how companies use the word.
This comes after the administration faced criticism from a health food company. KIND argued current regulations let sugary foods with "empty calories" be advertised as "healthy," while overlooking nutrients experts say are actually healthy.
A big sticking point for critics is the FDA's regulations around how much fat can be in a "healthy" product. This means foods that have more fat from ingredients like nuts can be passed over.