133. The Label Reboot: Dietitian’s Guide to the New Nutrition Facts Label

Monday, October 28
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom III/IV
CE: 1.5
Level 2- Intermediate
Activity Code: 149563

This presentation will focus on the Nutrition Facts label, which was revised to reflect updated scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. Label changes include a larger font for calories, new serving size requirements, an added sugars declaration, revised Percent Daily Values, and an updated list of required vitamins and minerals, among others. During this presentation, nutrition researchers and practitioners will go “behind the label” with FDA education and outreach staff and an FDA nutrition policy expert and learn about the changes to the Nutrition Facts label and proposed consumer education efforts.

Planned with the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the changes made to the Nutrition Facts label
  • Explain how elements of the Nutrition Facts label have been updated to reflect new public health and scientific information
  • Discuss ways for dietetic professionals to engage with FDA’s education and outreach efforts to promote the use of the Nutrition Facts label to support healthier eating choices

Learning Need Codes:

  • 4030 Dietary Guidelines
  • 1080 Legislation, Public Policy
  • 2070 Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water

Performance Indicator:

  • 1.5.1 Stays current of, complies with and models national, state and local legislation, policies and standards.
  • 13.2.1 Adheres to and communicates relevant regulations, dietary guidelines and organization policies in menu development and implementation.
  • 8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism throughout the life span in practice.

    Moderator(s)

  • Krystal Register, MS RDN LDN

    Wegman’s Nutritionist

    Wegman’s Food Markets

  • Speaker(s)

  • Sharmi Das, MHS

    Director, Division of Education, Outreach, and Information (DEOI)

    FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

  • Maya Maroto, EdD, MPH, RDN

    Public Heallth Educator

    FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

  • Claudine Kavanaugh, PhD, MPH, RD

    Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy

    FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)