FDA Obesity Working Group Report and Related Information
Forum on Away-From-Home Foods
"Away-from-home foods" are foods that are prepared and purchased away from home. Americans spend approximately 46 percent of their food budget on food prepared away from home and take in 32 percent of their calories from such foods, so the health impact from these foods can be significant.
- Press Release: FDA Receives Keystone Forum Report on Away-From-Home Foods June 2, 2006
Improving Consumers Ability to Manage Calorie Intake Key to Anti-Obesity Efforts
- Backgrounder: Keystone Forum on Away-From-Home Foods: Opportunities for Preventing Weight Gain and Obesity June 2, 2006
- Questions and Answers: Keystone Forum Report on Away-From-Home Foods: Opportunities for Preventing Weight Gain and Obesity June 2, 2006
"FDA's Final Report on obesity is a significant contribution to HHS' initiative to combat obesity. FDA is focusing its unique strengths, including using its relevant legal authorities, to confront this public health problem head on."
- Tommy G. Thompson,
Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2001-2005
- Press Release: HHS Unveils FDA Strategy to Help Reduce Obesity March 12, 2004
- Report: Calories Count: Report of the Working Group on Obesity March 12, 2004
- Questions and Answers: The FDA's Obesity Working Group Report March 12, 2004
- Sample Letter: Letter to Food Manufacturers about Accurate Serving Size Declaration on Food Products March 12, 2004