government and food policy

The Physicians Committee

government and food policy

Doctors Support Bipartisan Policy Center’s Call for SNAP to Focus on ‘Healthy Nutrition’

WASHINGTON—The Physicians Committee—a nonprofit with 12,000 doctor members—supports recommendations in a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center that calls on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to congressionally  mandate a focus on diet quality and healthy nutrition, including encouraging increased  consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Resolution Urges OEHHA to Add Cancer-Causing Processed Meat to Prop 65

SACRAMENTO—SCR 100, a resolution introduced in the California State Legislature by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), urges the Office of Environment Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to add processed meat—such as hot dogs, bacon, and deli meat—to California’s list of substances known to cause cancer, as required under Proposition 65.