ASTHO, the Food Marketing Workgroup, and NPLAN host a food marketing webinar series
3:30 - 4:00 PM ET
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ASTHO, the Food Marketing Workgroup,
and NPLAN Host a
Marketing Webinar Series:
What You Need to Know to Promote Healthy Eating in Your State!
so little time and so much to keep up with, ASTHO, the Food Marketing Workgroup
and NPLAN are collaborating to provide health officers and other public health
professionals a series of short, to-the-point, informational webinars on
national, state and local topics to address healthy eating.
Each webinar will:
Last just 30 min
Topics for the webinars will include the following (more details will be
announced before each webinar):
on Menu Labeling
Food on Government Property
Marketing and Sales in Schools
Webinar #1: Update on Menu Labeling Menu labeling is an important tool to allow people to make informed decisions
about the foods they eat and to provide an incentive for restaurants to
reformulate and improve the nutritional quality of their menu items. The
federal menu labeling law, passed in March 2010, requires chain restaurants
with 20 or more locations to provide calorie labeling on menus and menu boards.
The FDA has not yet finalized the regulations that will lay out how the menu
labeling law is to be implemented, leaving states and localities without a
compass to guide their preparations to implement the national policy. Meanwhile,
some states have already passed and are implementing menu labeling policies.
This webinar will provide an update on the status of the national menu labeling
regulations; what states have done to keep the momentum going; and how to
promote restaurant labeling to help consumers better use the information to
make healthier choices.
The following speakers will be presenting on the webinar:
Chen, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health
o Amy Jesaitis, Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator for the Healthy
Heart Program, New York State Department of Health
o Margo Wootan, Director of Nutrition Policy at the Center for Science in the
To register, please visit this link.