The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed an education program to help pediatricians and other pediatric healthcare professionals understand the Nutrition Facts label and counsel parents and caregivers about using the label to make informed food choices that support the growth, development, and lifelong healthy dietary practices of their children. The program includes four videos and companion patient education materials.
Interested physicians can earn 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM on PediaLink, the AAP Online Learning Center.
The scenes in these CME videos may not depict current recommended infection prevention and control practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as the course was produced prior to the pandemic. For the most current information from FDA on COVID-19, visit www.fda.gov/coronavirus.
Module 1: Servings, Calories, and Percent Daily Value
This video reviews the regulation of the Nutrition Facts label and three key sections of the label: servings, calories, and percent Daily Value.
Module 2: Nutrient Overview and Nutrients to Get More Of
This video provides an overview of the nutrients listed on the Nutrition Facts label and discusses the nutrients that children may need to get more of.
Module 3: Nutrients to Get Less Of
This video discusses the nutrients that children may need to get less of in their diets: saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.
Module 4: What Is the Nutrition Facts label and How Do I Use It?
This video provides a general overview of the four key sections of the Nutrition Facts label. It is designed to help pediatricians and other pediatric healthcare professionals counsel parents and caregivers and is suitable to be shown directly to them.
Companion Parent Education Materials
- Understanding and Using the Nutrition Facts Label (PDF: 462KB)
Comprender y usar la etiqueta de información nutricional (PDF: 477KB)
- Key Nutrients and Your Family’s Health (PDF: 633KB)
Los nutrientes clave y la salud de su familia (PDF: 1.3MB)
Nutrition Facts Label Resources
- Nutrition Facts Label Programs and Materials
- Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label
- The Nutrition Facts Label: What's in it for You?
- Interactive Nutrition Facts Label
- Health Educator’s Nutrition Toolkit: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating
- Read the Label Youth Outreach Materials
- Calories on the Menu - Information for Consumers
- Sodium in Your Diet
- Gluten and Food Labeling
- Dietary Supplements