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 diet. Specifically, these videos review the various components of the label and teach healthcare professionals how to best educate patients on how to use each component.
To view the CME videos, visit FDA’s Healthcare Professionals website. The videos and companion patient educational materials are available to all healthcare professionals. The CME videos are also available on PediaLink, the AAP Online Learning Center, and the AMA Ed HubTM, where interested physicians can access these activities at no cost and can earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
To learn more about the new Nutrition Facts label, visit www.fda.gov/NewNutritionFactsLabel.