Washington, D.C. – Just days after a White House Conference on Nutrition concluded that nutrition was an essential part of an approach to health and wellness, the Natural Products Association (NPA) questioned why a proposed rule by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) excludes dietary supplements from being included.
“We were pleased that the White House invited NPA to participate in the nutrition conference but are confused why healthy nutritional supplements are not part of this new push by the FDA. Americans turned to supplementation like never before during the pandemic and saw the benefits for themselves. This opportunity should be expanded to all Americans who struggle with malnutrition and obesity,” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D. President and CEO of the Natural Products Association.
NPA intends to provide official comments to the FDA’s proposed rule and is working with Congress and the Administration to expand eligibility for supplements to more Americans through food support programs like SNAP and WIC and through employer-funded programs like Health Savings Accounts.