June 23, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Continuing Medical Education (CME) Professional Development & Education
The American Medical Association (AMA), in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has produced a video that offers easy and practical strategies for discussing the new Nutrition Facts label with patients. The video qualifies for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 creditTM of continuing medical education (CME).
In May, the FDA released the new version of the Nutrition Facts label, which reflects the latest scientific research to help consumers maintain healthy dietary practices. “One of the simplest ways patients can make healthier food choices is referencing the Nutrition Facts label found on the back of all food and beverage packages,” said AMA President Andrew W. Gurman, M.D.
“This new video showcases different strategies that physicians can easily incorporate into their workflow to help guide patients on making better food choices that will have a lasting, positive impact on their health outcomes.”
To view the Nutrition Facts label video, which also includes companion patient educational materials, visit the AMA’s Education Center website.