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Meat Institute Submits Comments on Healthy People 2030 Objectives

Monday, January 21, 2019

(North American Meat Institute)

The Meat Institute submitted comments in response to the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed Healthy People 2030 objectives . In particular, the Meat Institute commented on two core objectives that propose reducing consumption of saturated fat and sodium in individuals aged two years or older. HHS previously sought comments to shape the vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action and overarching goals of the Healthy People 2030 initiative .

The Meat Institute’s comments state, “Healthy People 2030 objectives should be mindful of a total diet approach, where all foods can fit in moderation when combined with physical activity, for optimal health outcomes instead of vilifying individual nutrients. The totality of the evidence, including emerging, high-quality evidence on both sodium and saturated fat intake, must be considered before setting public health goals for a healthy population. To do otherwise risks using incomplete science, which could have unintended consequences that negatively impact American health.”

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