Food Policy

Reply to FDA to Mandate Sesame as Major Allergen

On November 24, 2020, just two days before Thanksgiving, Food Equality Initiative signed on to a letter directed to Steven Hahn, Commission of Food and Drugs at the US Food and Drug Administration. This letter was written in reply to [...]

Reply to FDA to Mandate Sesame as Major Allergen 2020-12-10T21:07:14-06:00

A Brief History of the National School Lunch Program

*this post has been edited to include more recent information (USDA guidelines released in 2017) Established in 1946 by President Harry S. Truman, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) exists to provide free and low-cost meals to students attending public [...]

A Brief History of the National School Lunch Program 2020-10-19T12:04:52-05:00

Follow FEI’s Founder

Our founder, Emily Brown, has been nothing but busy since stay at home orders began. While she has been staying at home, thanks to the wonders of the internet, her voice has been traveling long beyond the four corners of [...]

Follow FEI’s Founder 2020-09-14T14:09:09-05:00

#ForTheHealth: Notable Black Voices In Food Allergy

THANK YOU Thank you for joining us for our webinar, For the Health: A Conversation on Race and Food Allergy. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks to your interest and support, we were able to [...]

#ForTheHealth: Notable Black Voices In Food Allergy 2020-07-01T12:59:30-05:00

FEI’s Response To FDA Labeling Regulations Change

While it may not be the grand reopening ceremony we imagined, we can all see the start of the slow easement back into society. With the opening of businesses and services across the nation, it feels like life is somewhat [...]

FEI’s Response To FDA Labeling Regulations Change 2020-06-11T13:46:10-05:00

Food Policy: Why You Should Care

Food Equality Initiative spent several days last week in Washington, D.C. participating in the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. We engaged with legislators, advocates, and food assistance organizations on the special needs of patients with food allergies and Celiac disease. Focused [...]

Food Policy: Why You Should Care 2018-03-06T06:19:50-06:00

Advocacy Alert: Help Lower the Grocery Sales Tax in Kansas

Do you live in Kansas? If so, you may have noticed the sales tax on your groceries during your last shopping trip. Grocery sales tax in Kansas is currently the highest in the region at 6.5 percent and second highest [...]

Advocacy Alert: Help Lower the Grocery Sales Tax in Kansas 2018-01-30T20:12:08-06:00