The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally extended the comment period associated with the federal definition of “healthy” foods both generally and for the purposes of nutritional labeling. Originally, the comment period was set to close on January 26, 2017. As the new year approached however, the FDA received many requests to extend the deadline and as a result, has agreed to an additional 90 days – April 26, 2017.  Any impact the transition from the Obama administration to that of (likely more business-friendly) president-elect Trump had on that decision is unknown, but no doubt a welcome delay in many food business circles. Comments may be sent electronically to or in writing to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.