In the new U.S. political climate, Peter Reinecke, principal, Reinecke Strategic Solution, said the health and nutrition industry faces many potential threats, but the biggest one comes from within the industry itself. In this podcast with Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, he said complacency from industry members could halt the good strides brands have made with lawmakers and lead to unfavorable legislation. Reinecke and Almendarez also discuss other matters of federal politics, such as:
- What we can expect from FDA’s new commissioner Scott Gottlieb and other leaders at FDA,
- The potential to get multivitamins and other supplements added to the approved list of purchases under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.
- The Medical Nutrition Equity Act, which would require insurance to cover medically necessary foods and vitamins, as recommended by health professions.
This podcast was recorded in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as part of the annual United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) member retreat. Hear Almendarez’s wrap up in the Healthy INSIDER Podcast 74: Supplement Ruminations in Santa Fe.