Food Safety and Nutrition Resources for Healthcare Professionals

FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has a wealth of information designed to educate you, your staff, and your patients on important heath topics. Use the materials and information below to learn more about nutrition, food safety, and how to report a problem with food or a dietary supplement.

Medical Education Resources

In collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), FDA is developing medical education resources on important health topics.

Talking to Patients About Using the Nutrition Facts Label to Make Healthy Food Choices
View the video to learn practical tips on how to counsel patients about using the Nutrition Facts Label to make informed food choices that support a healthy diet. Interested physicians can also earn one AMA Physician’s Recognition Award PRA Category 1 CME creditTM on AMA’s Education Center website. NOTE: FDA has issued final changes to update the Nutrition Facts Label for packaged foods. For more information, see Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label.

Companion patient education materials:

Report a Problem with a Food or Dietary Supplement

Healthcare professionals play an important public health role by reporting to FDA a problem, injury, or illness related to a food or dietary supplement. You can report a problem in these ways:

Nutrition Facts Label

Food Safety


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