[TheHill….October 09, 2018]
“The economic impact of managing diet-related chronic conditions in the United States is estimated at over $1 trillion per year and growing.”
“Yet, the evidence base for making many specific dietary recommendations remains suboptimal and often contradictory. Robust, independent research in nutritional science is an urgent public health priority.”
“The aggregate sum of research funding set aside for nutritional research across these and all other federal agencies is estimated to be only $1.5 billion annually. To put this into perspective, national spending on candy is about $50 billion per year.”