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Creator of Nutrition Facts label honored

Please see Award given to creator of Nutrition Facts label for a news release from UConn, which has given its Distinguished Alumni Award to Jerold Mande, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary, Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services - United States Department of Agriculture. I knew much about his work when I was covering the Food and Drug Administration for USA Today and Mande was one of then-FDA Commissioner David Kessler’s top advisers. His appointment to a senior post at USDA was a strong signal from the Obama administration that it was taking food safety and nutrition seriously - quite a change from prior administrations.

 Congratulations, Jerry.

Award given to creator of Nutrition Facts label