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Behind the Label with the FDA: Ensuring Health Educators Understand the Updated Nutrition Facts Label

  • 08 Nov 2018
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online

Behind the Label with the FDA: Ensuring Health Educators Understand the Updated Nutrition Facts Label

Details

Date: Thu, Nov 8, 2018

Time: 03:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 hour

Host(s): SOPHE Education

Meeting Description:

On May 20, 2016, FDA announced the updated Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect updated scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The updated label includes a bolder font for the calorie listing, new serving size requirements, an Added Sugars declaration, revised % Daily Values, and an updated list of required vitamins and minerals, among other changes. This presentation will equip Health Educators to understand the major changes to the Nutrition Facts label and will take attendees “behind the label” to empower them to deliver effective Nutrition Facts label education within the communities they serve. Presenters will also discuss the FDA’s plans to educate consumers on the Nutrition Facts label and allow attendees to share best practices to help shape FDA education efforts.

Learning Objectives:

1) Explain and discuss the updated Nutrition Facts Label and explain how elements of the food label have been improved to reflect new public health and scientific information.

2) Discuss educational and outreach efforts to promote the use of the Nutrition Facts label to support healthier eating choices.

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