For Health Professionals

FDA's Menu Labeling Requirements: What Nurses Need to Know

Overview of Webinar
The United States is suffering from an unprecedented overweight/obesity epidemic and from the chronic diseases that overweight and obesity exacerbate. Registered nurses (RNs) suffer from these conditions as well. RNs need to know the status of their own nutritional health. They need to know how to make the most informed, healthful menu choices when eating out at restaurants for themselves, but also to educate their patients. By knowing the state of one’s own health and the caloric count and sodium/sugar/carbohydrate content of menu choices, RNs can truly be role models, advocates, and educators of healthier lifestyles. There are several resources, including the FDA’s upcoming regulations that will provide menu and menu board labeling to assist consumers in making their most healthful choices when eating out at restaurants.

Note: CE credits are not available for this activity

Page Last Updated: 11/20/2015
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