The Strategic Alliance of the Prevention Institute has produced a working definition of a healthful food. In this report healthful food is defined by three principles: Healthful food should be (1) wholesome, (2) produced in ways that are good for people, animals, and natural resources, and (3) available, accessible, and affordable. This definition will make food labeling like GDA and nutrient profiling unnessesary. ‘Wholesome’ says this document, means foods that are minimally processed, full of naturally occurring nutrients, produced without added hormones or antibiotics, and processed without artificial colors, flavors, or unnecessary preservatives.

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