FDA looks to make labeling changes, Walgreens to offer mental health screening
The Food and Drug Administration is looking to make changes and cut down the confusion on food labeled as "healthy."
Foods labels that say healthy are defined that way by regulations created over 20 years ago. Many whole food snacks and nuts are not considered good for you under those rules, but nutritional research suggests otherwise.
The "healthy review" comes after snack company "Kind" was told it couldn't claim its fruit and nut bars were healthy due to its high fat content derived from almonds.
Last month, the company was notified by the FDA that it could label its products as healthy.
Walgreens has announced it is partnering with nonprofit mental health america to offer screenings through its website.
The service will evaluate for depression, bipolar disorder, ptsd and a host of other mental illnesses.