Celiac Advocacy: Food Labeling Modernization Act

Gluten-Free Watchdog: Let’s Make Some Noise! Everything you need to contact your members of Congress asking them to support the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021

There are multiple ways to reach out to representatives and senators. Choose whatever method works best for you–mail, email, phone call, or in-person. Below is some information to help make the process easier.

  • Find representatives HERE.
  • Find senators HERE.
  • Sample phone scripts and letters noted on webpage link

More information from Celiac Disease Foundation: Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021 – Marilyn’s Message August 2021

“On August 3, 2021, the Food Labeling Modernization Act (FLMA) of 2021 (H.R.4917 and S.2594) was introduced by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Ed Markey (D-MA). This legislation would update front-of-package food labeling requirements, require updates to the ingredients list on packaged foods, and apply consumer friendly labeling requirements, including the disclosure of gluten-containing grains...

As we know from the FDA’s Gluten-Free Labeling rule, food labels play an important role in managing celiac disease, yet federal labeling rules still do not require that food ingedients disclose if they containing barley or rye. This labeling change will allow concerned consumers to know, for example, if the malt syrup or natural flavorings in their food contains barley.

Food labels need to provide the simple, straightforward information that celiac patients need to evaluate products and make healthy choices.

Please take one minute to email your Members of Congress to support the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2021 to make it easier and safer for individuals with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity to purchase food items by disclosing if foods contain gluten.”

N4K –Nutrition4Kids

I wanted to let followers of this blog know of a website which was developed under the guidance of one of my partners, Stan Cohen.  The website Nutrition4kids.com has a wealth of information and resources on nutrition topics.  In addition to Dr. Cohen, the group of medical advisors includes Mel Heyman, Bailey Koch, Kylia Crane, David Cohen, W Allan Walker, and Kathleen Zelman.  The official rollout for the website was this past week.

About N4K (from website): N4K is a personal, trustworthy, and expert guide to learning about and making the right food choices for your individual child regardless of age, cultural norms, medical conditions or food sources. Parents trying to feed their kids well are faced with inconsistent and misleading labelling of food products. “All Natural,” “Reduced Fat,” “Reduced Sugar,” “Made with Real Fruit,” “Green” and other terms are all but useless when making good food choices.