Is Front-of-Package Food Labeling Finally Here? A Panel Discussion on Policy, Research, and Advocacy (2022 Dec 13)

with Healthy Eating Research (HER) Food Labelling Work Group

Healthy Eating Research (HER) and the HER Food Labelling Work Group hosted a webinar on front-of-package labeling on food products as a promising policy to inform consumers and promote healthy diets. In August 2022, three organizations submitted a citizen’s petition asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement a mandatory interpretive front-of-package nutrition labeling system for packaged foods and the White House national nutrition strategy includes plans to develop a front-of-package food labeling system. FDA is also working to develop a new “healthy” symbol for the front of packaged foods. The webinar included three experts who will comment on the policy and advocacy landscape for front-of-package food labeling and the latest global research on how best to design such labels and how they influence consumers. Sarah Sorscher, JD, MPH – Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs at the Center for Science in the Public Interest; Anna Grummon, PhD – Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine; Gabriela Fretes, PhD – Associate Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Moderated by Drs. Christina Roberto and Marissa G. Hall, co-chairs of the HER Food Labelling Work Group.

Free recording