Council, Small Businesses Ponder Possible Trans Fat Ban

Tomorrow afternoon, Louisville health department director Dr. Adewale Troutman will report to the Health and Human Needs Committee of the Metro Council on the results of a one-year department study of trans fat. As WFPL’s Stephanie Crosby reports, the study came at the request of the Metro Council, but whether it will result in any… Continue reading Council, Small Businesses Ponder Possible Trans Fat Ban

Health Board Recommends Trans Fat Ban

Acting on a findings of a task force appointed last year to study the issue, the Louisville Metro Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend a city-wide ban on the use of artificial trans fat in food preparation. The substance, used to extend shelf life, has been linked to heart disease, high cholestrol and… Continue reading Health Board Recommends Trans Fat Ban

About 60 Attend Trans Fat Meeting

The Louisville Metro Board of Health held the first of two public forums on artificial trans fat Tuesday night. The Metro Council asked the department to study trans fat and make a recommendation on how best to counter the ill health effects associated with the substance, which is found in some processed foods and cooking oils.

Trans Fat Forums Set For Tuesday, Thursday

From WFPL’s Haley Hart The Louisville Metro Board of Health will hold the first of two community forums Tuesday to discuss the health effects of artificial trans fat. Health department spokesperson Dave Langdon says the forums are the result of a resolution passed by the Louisville Metro Council. “They’ll include presentations on the health consequences… Continue reading Trans Fat Forums Set For Tuesday, Thursday

Health Board To Hold Trans Fat Forums

The Louisville Metro Board of Health will hold two community forums later this month on the health effects of artificial trans fat. Health Department spokesperson Dave Langdon says its part of an education campaign ordered by the Metro Council in a resolution passed last year. “The council directed the department of public health and wellness… Continue reading Health Board To Hold Trans Fat Forums