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Urge the FDA to ban food dyes!

We, the undersigned citizens, strongly urge the Food and Drug Administration to ban synthetic dyes from food and beverages given the substantial evidence that the dyes harm susceptible children.

Please Urge Arby's to Take Soda Off the Kids’ Menu

Soda and other sugary drinks are leading promoters of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the largest source of calories in children’s diets and provide nearly half of their added sugar intake. Drinking just one sugary drink every day increases a child’s odds of becoming obese by 60 percent. With one in three children overweight or obese in the U.S., it no longer makes sense to include sugary beverages as part of meals for young children.

Tell FDA to Fix Its Broken Food Additive Approval Process

Did you know that food and chemical companies can decide for themselves whether a chemical is safe for use in food?

Oppose the Anti-Menu Labeling Bill

The anti-menu labeling bill, the so-called Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (S.261/HR.772), is neither common sense nor provides more nutrition information. The industry-backed bill would make it harder for customers to understand and obtain calorie and other nutrition information at many restaurants and similar food establishments.

General Mills: Stop Marketing Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks to Children

Betty Crocker fruit snacks are as unhealthy as gummy bears and are widely advertised to children. Please join us today in sending a message to General Mills today to ask them to stop marketing Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks to kids.

Urge Retailers to Offer Healthier Options at Checkout

The retail food environment should support shoppers’ health, not undermine it.  Starting with checkout—one of the most profitable and unhealthy areas of the store, where extra calories are pushed on shoppers (they’re called impulse purchases for a reason)—CSPI is asking Walmart, Kroger, Publix, and Walgreens to rethink the foods and beverages that are sold near the cash register and instead offer products that support shoppers’ efforts to eat well.

 

Ask Chili's to Reduce Dangerous Sodium Levels

Chili’s is the “winner” of the first-ever Lifetime Achievement award at the MilliGrammys—awards recognizing ridiculous amounts of sodium in restaurant meals. Most of us should limit ourselves to about 1,500 to 2,300 milligrams of sodium daily. But some meals at Chili’s, like its Crispy Fiery Pepper Crispers—with 6,240 milligrams— double or almost triple that amount. Contact Chili’s President Wyman T. Roberts and ask him to support sodium reduction!

No Poop on Our Produce, Please

Take Action: Tweet at the FDA Commissioner to ensure there's no animal feces on the food you bring home to your family.

Don't Let Trump "Make School Meals Unhealthy Again"

We have until January 29 to stop the Trump Administration from delaying and weakening policies that are reducing salt in school meals to healthier levels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposal to delay planned sodium reductions for three years (and stop future reductions) will mean American kids will eat 84 more teaspoons of salt.

Ask Meijer for Healthier Options at Checkout

Meijer, the 7th largest supermarket in the country, states that “offering products and services to help our customers lead healthier lives” is a core value. We are asking Meijer to stand behind its core values and remove junk food from checkout in each of its stores in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.