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August 10 Webinar—Using a Food Label to Make Smart Food Choices

From an US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) news item:

“What’s %DV and why is it important?
What’s the relationship between serving size and total calories?

Learn the answers to these questions and more when FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition hosts a 30-minute webinar on making smart choices using the Nutrition Facts Label.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, 1:30 p.m. ET

Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions athttp://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Basics/ucm221173.htm. Webinar materials will also be available there.”

Cannot attend the Webinar?

These resources may be useful in using food labels

* Food Label Helps Consumers Make  Healthier Choices
(an overview of food labels by the FDA)

*How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label (US FDA)
(information on serving sizes, DV (Daily Values, listed nutrients, and more)

*Deciphering Food Labels (Nemour Foundation)

*Food Labelling (US National Institutes of Health/National Library)

August 8, 2010 - Posted by | Consumer Health | ,

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