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August 10 Webinar—Using a Food Label to Make Smart Food Choices

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What’s %DV and why is it important?

What’s the relationship between serving size and total calories?

Learn the answers to these questions and more when FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition hosts a 30-minute webinar on making smart choices using the Nutrition Facts Label.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.

When:  Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, 1:30 p.m. ET

Where: To join the webinar, see the instructions at http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/Transparency/Basics/ucm221173.htm. Webinar materials will also be available there.

Host:  FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
         phone: 1-888-SAFEFOOD (1-888-723-3366)
         e-mail: Consumers: consumer@fda.gov
                   Industry: industry@fda.gov

Featured speaker: Essie Yamini, a nutritionist and registered dietitian with a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry, works with the science review team at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

This webinar is the seventh in a series of monthly online sessions hosted by different FDA centers and offices. The series is part of FDA Basics, a Web-based resource aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.

This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

Posted August 4, 2010


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