CNBC – The new FDA nutrition facts panel is being delayed by dispute over added fiber
Snack bars, cereals and brownies with added fiber may not appear as filling under a new labeling rule. A little-discussed aspect of the revamped Nutrition Facts panel, which was postponed this week, is that it could change what ingredients products like Fiber One bars can count as dietary fiber.

The Atlantic – Top Republicans tell Trump: make Obamacare work, for now
Top congressional Republicans have delivered a surprising plea to the Trump administration: Don’t sabotage the Affordable Care Act while we try to repeal it. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander on Thursday became the second GOP committee chairmen in as many weeks to urge the administration to continue payments of subsidies to insurance companies that are considered crucial to stabilizing the individual market and preventing sharp premium increases.

Kaiser Health News – Lead detected in 20% of baby food samples, surprising even researchers
Pediatricians and public health researchers know they have to be on the lookout for lead exposure from paint chips and contaminated drinking water. A new report suggests food — particularly baby food — could be a problem, too. The Environmental Defense Fund, in an analysis of 11 years of federal data, found detectable levels of lead in 20 percent of 2,164 baby food samples.

The Washington Post — Teenagers’ tobacco use hits a record low, with a sharp drop in e-cigarettes
Teenagers’ use of e-cigarettes fell sharply last year, while overall tobacco use declined to a new low, according to data that some antismoking advocates said could signal a turning point in the decades-long effort against youth smoking.