Tracy Fox http://wrvo.org en What's the future for the nutrition facts label? http://wrvo.org/post/whats-future-nutrition-facts-label <p>The Food and Drug Administration is changing the nutrition facts label for the first time since the 1990s. The changes <a href="http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/LabelingNutrition/ucm385663.htm">will update the current labels</a>, which have serving sizes that seem too small to many Americans and no prominence placed on the calories.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.foodnutritionpolicy.com/about.htm#back">Tracy Fox, president of Food, Nutrition &amp; Policy Consultants </a>in Washington D.C., discusses the current nutrition facts label and how it may be upgraded.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Tracy Fox.</strong></p><p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 52670 at http://wrvo.org What's the future for the nutrition facts label? Nutrition facts label will be changing http://wrvo.org/post/nutrition-facts-label-will-be-changing <p></p><p>The familiar nutrition label you see on every food and drink you buy will be changing. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen speak with Tracy Fox, president of Food, Nutrition &amp; Policy Consultants in Washington D.C.&nbsp; Fox discusses the current nutrition label and what changes might be coming.<br /><br /><em>Lorraine Rapp: I wondered if you would talk about how effective these labels have been in helping consumers make more informed decisions? Overall has the program been effective?</em></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 52655 at http://wrvo.org When does public health intervention work? http://wrvo.org/post/when-does-public-health-intervention-work <p>This week, “Take Care” explores the issue of government intervention into public health – something that often causes controversy.</p><p><em>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Tracy Fox.</em></p><p> Sun, 05 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 36865 at http://wrvo.org When does public health intervention work? Keeping the country healthy: The government's role in public health http://wrvo.org/post/keeping-country-healthy-governments-role-public-health <p>When New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed banning large sugary drinks, there was a lot of public backlash. But this country actually has quite a history of government intervening in the name of public health. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's weekly health show "Take Care," spoke with nutrition policy expert Tracy Fox who argues this kind of intervention is sometimes warranted - and often works.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 13:47:08 +0000 WRVO News 36963 at http://wrvo.org Keeping the country healthy: The government's role in public health