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FY20 Joint Request re: Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

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Along with the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and American Public Health Association, plus the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance and its member companies, CSPI requests $1,000,000 for critical technical assistance to aid schools in successful sodium reduction and asking for a report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on sodium-reduction progress in the school food program; Removal of the rider blocking the FDA from advancing longer-term voluntary sodium-reduction targets for industry; and $6,000,000 for consumer-awareness education campaigns for the updated Nutrition Facts panel and menu labeling ($3,000,000 each).