The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) hosted a webinar “The How-To-Guide for Compliance With the FDA Menu Labeling Regulations” conducted by Dr. Claudine J. Kavanaugh, PhD, MPH, RD of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday, May 28 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM Eastern. This webinar was a follow-up to the CinemaCon Session and for the NAC members who were not able to attend the Las Vegas event. This video is a recording of the visual aids and audio used at the event. The recording is 41 minutes and 28 seconds.
The FDA announced on December 1, 2014 that within one year all food service operations with 20 or more outlets must list calorie counts on all menus and menu boards. These new regulations also mandate that upon request food service operations must also provide complete nutritional analysis of all products served. These new regulations incorporate movie theatres with 20 or more facilities. Dr. Kavanaugh will discuss all aspects of the new regulations while providing real-world and practical solutions so that you may be able to comply effective December 1, 2015.
Dr. Kavanaugh is an interdisciplinary scientist in the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She has been with the FDA for eleven years and works on nutrition policy issues. Dr. Kavanaugh’s recent activities include restaurant menu and vending machine labeling, updating the nutrition facts label, and sodium reduction. Prior to joining the FDA, she was a cancer prevention fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Kavanaugh received her Ph.D. in nutrition from Purdue University and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She is also registered dietitian.