4383.0 Front of Package Labeling: Implications for Public Health

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 4:30 PM
Front of package nutrition labeling is a growing phenomenon in the packaged food industry. The federal government has recently called for the development of standards to regulate these claims and this session will review the effectiveness of various labeling schemes in communicating information to consumers, and promoting healthful diets.
Session Objectives: 1. Name three approaches to Front of Package nutrition labeling and their relative impact on consumer purchases.
Barbara Polhamus, PhD, MPH

4:30 PM
Examining Consumers' Understanding of Front-of-Package Nutrition Information Systems
Christina A. Roberto, MS, MPhil, MPhil, Marie Bragg, MS, Nicole Novak, MS, Marissa J. Seamans, BA, Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD and Kelly D. Brownell, PhD
5:06 PM
Choosing Front-of-Package Food Labeling Nutrition Criteria: How Smart were “Smart Choices”?
Christina A. Roberto, MS, MPhil, MPhil, Marie A. Bragg, MS, Kara Livingston, MPH, Jennifer Harris, PhD, MBA, Jackie Thompson, BA, Marissa J. Seamans, BA and Kelly D. Brownell, PhD
5:24 PM
Comprehensive Review of Consumer, Producer, and Retailer Response to Front-of-Package and Shelf Nutrition Labeling Systems
Kelly C. Wohlgenant, MS, James C. Hersey, PhD, Joanne E. Arsenault, PhD, MPH, RD, Katherine M. Kosa, MS and Mary K. Muth, PhD
5:42 PM
Food Industry's Front of Package Labeling: Cautionary Tales from Tobacco Control
Mark A. Gottlieb, JD, Andrew Cheyne, CPhil, Lori Dorfman, DrPH, Richard A. Daynard, JD, PhD, Lissy C. Friedman, JD and Cara Wilking, JD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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