Trump administration officials have approved a plan to create a new agency to help help boost keto and gluten-free diets.
The Food and Drug Administration will be created to regulate and promote keto, gluten- and grain-free foods and products and to make sure that all foods contain the necessary ingredients.
“Keto-friendly food” means foods with a “high level of carb content” or products with “low-glycemic index” that have a “low glycemic load,” the administration said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday.
The USDA said it will also establish a program for training and supporting researchers, including for those who develop keto recipes and who are interested in testing the efficacy of new and improved keto products.
The White House said the new agency would be created within the Food and Nutrition Board.
The new agency will focus on developing and monitoring the ketogenic diet, the administration noted, and will focus “on issues of food safety and public health.”
The Food & Drug Administration’s website also announced the creation of the Ketogenic Diet Program, which will be administered by the Food & Drugs Administration’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
The program will be responsible for enforcing and regulating the dietary restrictions that are currently on the books.