Thursday, July 04, 2013

Margo Wootan ~ Center for Science in the Public Interest

Margo Wootan ~ Center for Science in the Public Interest
Dr. Wootan led the successful effort to require trans fat labeling on packaged foods, which significantly contributed to the 50% decline in trans fat consumption in the U.S. She led the effort to pass federal legislation to require calorie labeling in fast-food and other chain restaurants. Wootan coordinated efforts to pass the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act, including the law to set national nutrition standards for foods sold through vending machines, a la carte, school stores, and fundraisers at schools. She works on expanding nutrition and physical activity promotion and funding and reducing unhealthy food marketing aimed at children. Wootan developed and ran CSPI's award-winning 1% Or Less campaign, a community-based nutrition promotion program.

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