Media Advisory: Nutrition Facts 2.0
Experts Discuss Ideas for Improving the Next Generation of Nutrition Facts Labels
Experts from consumer groups, industry, and the designer of the original Nutrition Facts label will discuss how the label might be revised to help Americans select healthier diets. The discussion is hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit nutrition and food safety advocacy group that lobbied for passage of the law requiring Nutrition Facts on packaged foods.
- Allison Aubrey, National Public Radio, moderator
- Michael F. Jacobson, CSPI Executive Director
- Jane Andrews, Corporate Nutrition Manager, Wegmans Food Market
- Darren Seifer, Food & Beverage Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
- Burkey Belser, Principal, Greenfield-Belser
- Chef Gregory Silverman, Director of National Partnerships, Share our Strength
WHAT: Panel discussion with questions from the audience and via Twitter. To view the live webcast of the panel, visit this site.
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC. Holeman Lounge.
WHY: The Food and Drug Administration is soon expected to publish its own proposed revisions to Nutrition Facts labels. Required by the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, the labels have only had one major change since their adoption—a line for trans fat added in 2006.
REGISTRATION: Space is limited. Interested parties are strongly recommended to register in advance by contacting Ariana Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-777-8355.
Contact Jeff Cronin (jcronin[at]cspinet.org) or Ariana Stone (astone[at]cspinet.org).