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Auburn University food historian explains new FDA guidelines for ‘healthy’ food labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated its criteria for foods labeled “healthy.” The proposed change is based on current nutrition science and prioritizes healthy dietary patterns, continuing from the FDA’s overhaul of the Nutrition Facts panel in 2016. Xaq Frohlich, assistant professor of history at Auburn University, explains why and how “healthy” food label criteria has changed over the years.

Frolich’s research focuses on the historical intersections of science, law and markets, and how they have shaped our understanding of food, risk and responsibility. His book, “From Label to Table: Regulating Food in America in the Information

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University introduces variety to meal plan with three new locations

A student walks into Shafer Court Dining Center. The dining center is home to Market 810, Shake Smart and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Photo by Alessandro Latour


Katharine DeRosa, News Editor

Although senior theater performance major Kellie Bolden doesn’t have a meal plan this year, she vividly remembers her freshman year diet: Raising Cane’s, Panda Express and Bleecker St. Now, freshmen have more options available with the addition of two new student dining locations.

The two new locations, Steak ‘n Shake and Za’atar, are set to open in “late fall,” according to VCUDine spokesperson Anna Obermiller. Steak ‘n Shake offers diner-style

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