5106.0 Menu Labeling and Other Strategies that Address Overweight Adult Prevention

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 10:30 AM
With the increasing incidence of obesity in America, menu-labeling is becoming a viable option to better inform consumers about the nutritional value of the foods they consume. Presenters will share menu-labeling research with strategies that range from helping consumers better understand the nutritional value of foods to legislative-driven initiatives.
Session Objectives: Discuss implications for programmatic and policy interventions to improve dietary intake and prevent obesity. Describe how menu-labeling in restaraunt establishments can be used as a strategy to change the food environment and counteract the obesity epidemic. Describe legislative efforts to implement menu-labeling in restaurant establishments.
Janice Adams-King, RN, BSN, MS
Janice Adams-King, RN, BSN, MS

10:30 AM
Overall Nutritional Quality Index: A consumer empowerment tool
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, Valentine Njike, MD, MPH, Zubaida Faridi, MD, MPH and Lauren Q. Rhee-Baez, MS, RD
10:45 AM
Food shopping behaviors in a multiethnic urban population: Implications for measurement and obesity prevention
Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, Amy J. Schulz, PhD, Graciela Mentz, PhD, Laurie Lachance, PhD, Murlisa Robinson and Angela Odoms-Young, PhD
11:00 AM
Does the public really want menu-labeling in fast food restaurants?
Jennifer Piron, MPH, Lisa V. Smith, MS, DrPH, Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS, Christopher Jarosz, PhD and Paul Simon, MD, MPH
11:15 AM
Menu-labeling as a potential strategy for addressing the obesity epidemic: A health impact assessment
Paul Simon, MD, MPH, Christopher Jarosz, PhD, Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS and Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH
11:30 AM

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Community-Based Public Health Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Socialist Caucus, School Health Education and Services

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