Although federal dietary guidelines emphasize the importance of eating healthy foods (including Nuts, Avocados, and Salmon) the FDA has been preventing such food products from being labeled as “healthy”. This powerful federal agency has been operating under 20 year old nutrition science that believes that limiting certain nutrients leads to greater health – the same nutrition science that created diet soda as a “healthy” alternative.
The company currently taking the brunt of this regulatory craziness is KIND snacks. They produce fruit and nut snack bars and they had the audacity to label themselves as healthy. The FDA sent them a cease and desist letter and they replied with this thorough petition.