This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2018.
In this current events session, attendees will gain a thorough insight into the most recent regulatory measures implemented to curb the obesity epidemic – Sweetened Beverage Taxation and Menu Calorie Labeling. Ms. Engel Gerstein will use the example of the Sweetened Beverage Taxation as a regulatory measure designed and implemented in several national and international localities to change populations' behaviors linked to obesity development.
She will describe the proponents' and oppositions' perspective on this taxation, provide examples of the taxation’s implementation and evaluation, and share the future projection of this taxation. Calorie menu labeling will also be discussed as another recent regulatory measure nationally implemented to impact population-level behaviors associated with obesity development. This session will conclude with thoughts on the effect these regulations will have on RDN practice.
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 1080, 4000, 6010
- Site examples of regulatory measures that have been designed and implemented to curb the obesity epidemic.
- Understand the proponents’ and oppositions’ perspectives on using regulatory measures for this purpose.
- Explain how these measures impact RDNs practice and specifically how they impact clients of various socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Dana Engel Gerstein, MPH, RD