Washington, DC – Today the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) launches a new initiative to reign in government. The IWF Women for Food Freedom project is an effort to push back on the nanny state and encourage personal responsibility so that individuals are allowed to choose the food that’s best for them and their families.

“Washington is trying to regulate one of our most personal daily decisions – what we eat. Whether it’s regulating specific ingredients, nutrition labeling or how restaurants prepare their food, the government is playing an increasingly bigger role in our diets,” said Sabrina Schaeffer, IWF’s Executive Director. “It’s our goal to expose these regulations for what they are and to show that they limit choices, raise food prices, cost jobs in the food industry and simply won’t make Americans healthier.”

Women for Food Freedom will focus on a wide range of topics, including food regulations, soda and snack food taxes, junk science and food and home-product scares, misinformation about obesity and hunger, and other federal food programs, including school lunches.  

“More and more Americans are no longer in charge of the food they’re eating,” said IWF senior fellow and food expert Julie Gunlock. “The government thinks regulating certain foods will make Americans healthier. But the fact is, there’s not a one-size-fits-all food policy that works for everyone. The best way to improve your health, and that of your family, is to take control over the food you eat and to take greater interest in your children’s nutrition.”

Learn more about the Women for Food Freedom project at: http://www.iwf.org/food/

Follow Women for Food Freedom on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WomenForFoodFreedom

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The Independent Women's Forum (IWF) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution. IWF is dedicated to building support for free markets, limited government, and individual responsibility. IWF seeks to combat the too-common presumption that women want and benefit from big government, and build awareness of the ways that women are better served by greater economic freedom. For more information, or to schedule an interview with Sabrina Schaeffer or Julie Gunlock please call Audrey Mullen at 703-548-1160 or [email protected].