01-507DL Behind the Label with the FDA: Ensuring Health Educators Understand the Updated Nutrition Facts Label


On May 20, 2016, FDA announced the updated Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect updated scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The updated label includes a bolder font for the calorie listing, new serving size requirements, an Added Sugars declaration, revised % Daily Values, and an updated list of required vitamins and minerals, among other changes. This presentation will equip Health Educators to understand the major changes to the Nutrition Facts label and will take attendees “behind the label” to empower them to deliver effective Nutrition Facts label education within the communities they serve. Presenters will also discuss the FDA’s plans to educate consumers on the Nutrition Facts label and allow attendees to share best practices to help shape FDA education efforts.


Speaker information:

Robin McKinnon, PhD, MPA

Robin McKinnon is a Senior Advisor for Nutrition Policy at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Dr. McKinnon works to advance nutrition-related activities across CFSAN. Prior to joining FDA, Dr. McKinnon was a Health Policy Specialist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health. At NCI, Dr. McKinnon’s primary responsibilities were to lead initiatives to advance policy-relevant research on diet, obesity and physical activity. Dr. McKinnon has a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from the George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.


Maya Maroto, EdD, MPH, RDN

Dr. Maya Maroto is a public health educator in CFSAN’s Office of Analytics and Outreach, Education and Outreach Branch. She is a Registered Dietitian with over 15 years of experience in nutrition education, food policy, research, program management, and communication. She has a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Morgan State University, a Master of Public Health in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science from Auburn University. Maya is dedicated to projects that will empower the public to make healthier eating choices and is especially interested in reducing health disparities in underserved populations.

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