The Nature commentary lacks the scientific evidence or consensus on which the authors base their recommended policy interventions. NCA supports realistic advice to Americans that accommodate all foods including occasional treats in moderation. There is a place for little pleasures, such as candy, in an overall lifestyle that supports health, wellness and happiness. In fact, helping the public understand how to incorporate little pleasures in their diet may well play the most important role in achieving and sustaining recommended dietary behaviors. For more information, contact Susan Smith.
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