A Practical Guide to The New Nutrition Facts Label

November 13, 2017 4:00pm

Kelly D. Horton, MS, RD, CSG
North America Policy Director
Mars, Incorporated (Washington, DC)

Riëtte van Laack
Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, P.C. (Washington, DC)

Last May the FDA unveiled its new Nutrition Facts Label for food. This was the first time the nutrition facts label has been updated and according to the FDA, the purpose of the update was “to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease…[and] to make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices. This panel will discuss the new label and what the significance of this new label to the industry. Points of discussion include:  
  • Percent daily value classifications
  • Serving size revisions
  • Sugar and fat content information
  • Nutrient updates
  • Potential changes under the Trump Administration