• The FDA Just Released A Video Teaching Americans How To Eat

    Your tax dollars at work...

    The Food and Drug Administration released a how-to guide to healthy eating in a short video it posted on YouTube today.

    The two and a half-minute clip titled “The Nutrition Facts Label: Look for It and Use It!” is tailored to “kids and adults,” according to the FDA.

    Here’s a brief summery of the informational:

    This short, catchy video shows where to locate key information on the Nutrition Facts Label found on packaged foods and beverages.

    Suitable for kids and adults alike, it offers a quick overview of calories, serving size/servings per container, and nutrients to help consumers make healthful choices when comparing foods.

    The video feels insulting at best and unnecessary at worst.

    A simple Google search will produce millions and millions of results, many of them showing useful information on how to read and understand nutrition labels.

    So why the FDA felt it needed to put out a video is interesting.

    My hope is that this thing didn’t take millions of dollars to produce.

    So go ahead, boys and girls, play the video (you paid for it!) and watch a government agency educate you on how to read nutritional information on food packaging because you were apparently to illiterate and unlearned to accomplish such a task yourself.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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