A Tale of Two Labels
The FDA has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods to reflect more recent scientific findings. Some manufacturers have already started using the new label.
Learn about the difference between the two labels, including a side-by-side comparison and a video highlighting key aspects of the new label, and how the changes can assist in making more informed decisions. You can also use the FDA's education campaign, The New Nutrition Facts Label: What's in it for You? , and the Interactive Nutrition Facts Label to help your participants learn how to use the label as a tool for maintaining healthy dietary practices.
The Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods provides useful information to help consumers make informed nutrition choices and maintain healthy eating patterns. But what about when eating out? Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories from foods prepared away from home. Enter calorie labeling on menus.
Also available is the Health Educator's Nutrition Toolkit that includes resources (including a an introductory guide, handouts, a presentation with pre- and post-tests, and an infographic) that provide realistic tips on how to shop for and prepare food as well as order food when eating out to build a healthy diet.