The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the “healthy” claim that appears on food packaging. This new definition of healthy is meant to help consumers choose foods that are in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and current nutrition science.
FDA is also creating a new symbol that food manufacturers could use to show that a product meets the healthy definition.
Despite all of this, consumers still need to use the Nutrition Facts panel to make healthy choices when shopping for food. Help your clients, students, or employees become expert food label readers with these ideas:
- Use Food Label PowerPoint Express to bring everyone up to speed quickly on food label basics. This PowerPoint show teaches the top three things to look for and five common label-reading mistakes. You can teach this interactive lesson in as little as 15 to 20 minutes, making it easy to pair with diabetes, heart health, or MyPlate education.
- The New Food Label Floor Sticker is perfect for engaging kids or adults at health fairs. Ask questions about Nutrition Facts (serving sizes, trans fat, dietary fiber, etc) and have them point to or stand on the right place on the floor sticker.
- Catch everyone’s attention at the health fair with the New Food Label Vinyl Banner and Banner Stand. No one will miss your booth and it is an educational tool as well.
- Reward your audience with I Know How to Read a Food Label stickers.
You’ll find even more products to use at health fairs, classrooms, and offices in our Food Label Health Fair theme!