Constituent Update

October 8, 2020

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Medical Association (AMA), announced continuing medical education (CME) videos for pediatricians and other physicians, as well as other healthcare professionals on the new Nutrition Facts label. The videos provide information on using the new label to help patients understand the changes to the label and make informed dietary choices.

Although we know that physicians are well aware of the key importance of nutrition in health and disease prevention, FDA wants to ensure that they are familiar with the role the Nutrition Facts label can play in helping patients make healthy food choices. The CME videos are designed to educate physicians on the new label and provide strategies about how to counsel patients to use the label to make informed food choices that support a healthy