4032.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Communicating Nutrition and Food Safety Information: The Challenge Before Us

As consumers and professionals are exposed to an ever increasing barrage of messages, it is increasingly difficult for them to sort out reliable information from the background noise. This session will increase attendees understanding of the challenges in communicating nutrition information and the opportunities for effective communication of nutrition messages in the information age. Robert (Bob) Earl, IFIC Telling the whole story: how well do the media do? IFIC has recently completed its third series of content analyses of nutrition and food safety information presented in a representative group of news outlets. Measured against guidelines developed by a Harvard/IFIC Task Foce, these analyses indicate that while there has been a shift in the proportion of space devoted to various topic areas, the basic problems in balanced communication have improved to only a limited extent. [Note: This will be submitted as a separate abstract by Bob Earl] Jean Baker, Nutrition Communications Manager, Center on Nutrition Communication, Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy Beta carotene: When recommendations and practice outpace science This presentation will track the multiple interactions among scientists, institutions, and the media over time. Jeanne Goldberg, Director, Center on Nutrition Communication, Tufts University This presentation will describe the evolution of Tufts Nutrition Navigator Website and provide some insights on how nutrition information on the web is changing and will continue to change
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks - Jay Hirschman, Moderator
8:35 AMNutrition and the Web: Evolution of an Effective Nutrition Website
Jeanne Goldberg, PhD, RD
8:50 AMCommunicating with Pre-teen girls about nutrition and physical activity
Judith Ann McDivitt, PhD, Kerr Nicole, RD, MPH, Miscally Mary, MPH, Purnima Chawla, PhD
9:05 AMNutrition and food safety in the news: Understanding the landscape
Robert Earl, MPH, RD
9:20 AMPresident's Council on Food Safety: Food safety strategic plan
Eileen S. Parish, MD, Susan Alpert, PhD, MD
9:35 AMDiscussion
Sponsor:Food and Nutrition
Cosponsors:Chiropractic Health Care; Environment

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA