How the Nutrition Facts Label Affects Food Purchases and Consumption

This continuing medical education course explores how the Nutrition Facts label and front of package labeling affect patients’ food purchases and consumption habits. It analyzes the current Nutrition Facts label, the changes that will be implemented on the new label, patient understanding of both label versions, the different types of front of package systems used internationally, and the potential impact front of package labeling has on patient behavior. This information can help clinicians develop educational interventions and counseling strategies to support their patients’ effective use and understanding of food labels.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, healthcare professionals should be better able to:

  1. Identify how and when patients may incorrectly perceive information on the current and new Nutrition Facts label.
  2. Discuss the reasoning behind the changes to the new Nutrition Facts label.
  3. Explain why front of package (FOP) labeling was developed.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of different FOP labeling systems.
  5. Educate patients about how to use the Nutrition Facts label and FOP labeling to make more healthful food choices.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
07/06/2020
Course expires: 
07/05/2023
Cost:
$25.00
Rating: 
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FACULTY
Ann Lokuta, MPH, RDN
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PLANNERS
Jack Graham, Director, Continuing Education
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Leslie Cimei, Associate Director, Continuing Education
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Rina Allawh, MD FAAD
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Great Valley Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Price

Cost:
$25.00
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