Learn More About Dietary Guidelines and Menu Labeling

Date: Friday, May 10
Time: 8:45 a.m. Coffee and pastries | Program 9 a.m. to noon

University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Concourse Level C
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Two important food-related policies are under way this year. The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will help shape the federal government’s guidelines for food, nutrition, and health policies and programs for the next five years. The menu labeling guidelines rolling out this year require disclosure of calorie counts and other nutrition information for standard menu items at restaurants, bars, groceries and even vending machines. This Capitol Hill Issues Briefing will provide solid backgrounding for reporters on these issues from three panels of experts and veteran journalists.

Speakers include:

Dr. Susan Mayne, director, FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Margo Wootan, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Helena Bottemiller Evich, Politico

Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News

Laura Abshire, National Restaurant Association

Jessica Fanzo, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


More speakers to be announced.


This Capitol Hill Issues Briefing is sponsored by the Beer Institute and the American Beverage Association.

This event is hosted by the Capital News Service of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

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