|Tell the FDA: Implement Menu Labeling Now!|
A recent study from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center found that the average entrée by itself had roughly 1,300 calories. And that doesn't even factor calories from drinks, appetizers, or desserts!
Given the high rates of obesity and obesity-related illness, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, health and nutrition experts have been pushing for the need of menu labeling in restaurants. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently delayed implementation of menu labeling by a whole year and plans to weaken how calories are labeled, making them harder to find and use.
Extending the deadline for menu labeling until May 2018 would be more than eight years after the 2010 law passed. We can't keep delaying the implementation of menu labeling when obesity rates are skyrocketing and more diet-related deaths take place in the United States.
We have until July 3rd to oppose this effort. Sign your name and tell the FDA to move forward with implementing menu labeling regulations!
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|7 US Wildlife Sanctuaries to Visit Instead of Zoos|
Zoos are a great way for children, as well as adults, to observe animals that they may never have another chance to see. Unfortunately, visiting zoos is not without its own thorny, ethical problems. Inadequate enclosures, abuse, insufficient medical treatment and other — often unknown — problems surround many zoos.
For today's Secondary Action, check out these wildlife sanctuaries to visit instead of zoos.