Experts Discuss Ideas for Improving the Next Generation of Nutrition Facts Labels

Advisory: Nutrition Facts 2.0

Feb 19, 2014, 11:19 ET from Center for Science in the Public Interest

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from consumer groups, industry, and the designer of the original Nutrition Facts label will discuss how the label might be revised to help Americans select healthier diets.  The discussion is hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit nutrition and food safety advocacy group that lobbied for passage of the law requiring Nutrition Facts on packaged foods.

Who:  Allison Aubrey, National Public Radio, moderator
Michael F. Jacobson, CSPI Executive Director
Jane Andrews, Corporate Nutrition Manager, Wegmans Food Market
Darren Seifer, Food & Beverage Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
Burkey Belser, Principal, Greenfield-Belser
Chef Gregory Silverman, Director of National Partnerships, Share our Strength

What:  Panel discussion with questions from the audience and via Twitter.

When: 9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Holeman Lounge.

Why: The Food and Drug Administration is soon expected to publish its own proposed revisions to Nutrition Facts labels.  Required by the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, the labels have only had one major change since their adoption—a line for trans fat added in 2006.

Registration:  Space is limited.  Interested parties are strongly recommended to register in advance by contacting Ariana Stone at or 202-777-8355.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a nonprofit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition, food safety, and pro-health alcohol policies.  CSPI is supported largely by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.

SOURCE Center for Science in the Public Interest