. In Case You’ve Missed It Why the White House wants to put nutrition labels on the front of food packages « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – The White House unveiled the plan ahead of a conference on hunger, nutrition and health being held in Washington on Wednesday — the first of its kind since 1969, when a similar effort sparked programs like food stamps. The strategy includes expanding nutrition assistance programs and launching more programs to cover medically tailored meals. But it’s unclear how quickly most of the ideas could become reality, since many recommendations hinge on support from a divided Congress and changes to regulations. Advocates say following through on the plan could take years — unlike the 1969 conference, when most of the new programs were implemented within two years.

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