Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Public Policy Plenary Session - What’s on the Menu? Federal Policy Implications and Community Solutions Resulting From National Menu Labeling Requirements

August 25, 2016

Recorded Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

Speakers: Margo Wootan, DSc, Center for Science in the Public Interest; Megan Mueller, MPH, Tufts University; Pam Smith, RD; Missy S. Nelson, RD, Taco Bell

This session will highlight how new national menu labeling requirements will affect nutrition information available in various settings. Speakers will discuss the implementation process across settings, the importance of this national public health policy and why nutrition education is a key variable in this policy’s ultimate success in driving healthier habits. Community and private sector initiatives will be shared, in addition to research around purchasing behavior and habits.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand implications of national menu labeling policy and critical role of nutrition education in its overall success.Gain knowledge of Childhood Obesity 180 menu labeling initiative.Learn how a leading food company has implemented menu labeling in a chain restaurant.