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Nutrition Education Resources & Materials

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CFSAN Education Resource Library

FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has a wealth of nutrition education materials.

Consumers, educators, teachers, dietitians, and health professionals are invited to explore CFSAN’s Education Resource Library – a catalog of downloadable and printable materials and videos on nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements), food safety, and cosmetics.

CFSAN Education Resource Library

New and Improved Nutrition Facts Label

Old and New Nutrition Facts Label Side by Side

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make more informed food choices. Manufacturers still have time to begin using the new and improved Nutrition Facts label, so you will see both label versions for a while. Manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales have until 2020 before the new label is required, and manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales will have until 2021.

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Read more about the changes to the Nutrition Facts label.

Making Healthy Choices Using the Nutrition Facts Label

Learn about the New Nutrition Facts Label

Science and Our Food Supply Teacher Guides

Nutrition Curriculum for Middle/High School Teachers – Featuring the New Nutrition Facts Label

What captures the interest of students? FOOD! Yes, food can be used to engage students in inquiry-based science — really!

The Science and Our Food Supply Teacher Guides are challenging hands-on, minds-on activities that link food safety and nutrition to students' everyday lives. They are crafted in a teacher-friendly modular format that easily fit into science, health, and other classes.

Choose from these topics:

Look for Calorie and Nutrition Information on Menus

Calories on the Menu: Menu Labeling Information for Consumers

In today’s busy world, Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories from foods prepared away from home.

Calorie labeling on menus can help you make informed and healthful decisions about meals and snacks.

Beginning May 7, 2018, calories must be listed on many menus and menu boards of restaurants and other food establishments that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations. 

Woman looking at a bag of snack food with a callout of gluten-free label on the package

Gluten-Free Labeling

Gluten occurs naturally in wheat, rye, barley, and crossbreeds of these grains. Since 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required that claims on food labels that a food contains no gluten meet a clear standard that assures consumers that “gluten-free” claims on food products will be truthful and consistent.

Gluten and Food Labeling

Original Nutrition Facts Label

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