From original article on Spy.com:
On September 29th, 2022 the FDA proposed updating their definition of “healthy” food as part of their dietary guidelines, revising the criteria food manufacturers need to meet in order to legally label their food as “healthy” in the commercial setting.
The original guidelines for “healthy” food were created in 1994, and haven’t been updated since, and according to a few of the dieticians and nutritionists we spoke with, this move marks a notable attempt by the FDA to keep up with what nutritional science has known for a while.
TLDR: Added sugar is out and healthy fats like nuts, oils and salmon are in.
To help parse through the newly-proposed rules and what they mean for consumers we decided to panel four certified nutritionists and food experts. We asked each of them what this new definition means, the foods that do and don’t fall under the legally “healthy” label and asked for guidance for consumers trying to eat a healthy diet amidst a flurry of marketing messages.