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Eating Well While Eating Out: How Calories on the Menu Can Help Guide Healthy Choices

Tue October 20, 2015: 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT

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Restaurant nutrition label, listing items like cheeseburgers and sodas


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Confused about how to choose healthy foods when you eat out? What does the restaurant label mean?

Are you confused about the current FDA menu labeling regulation? Do they apply to your facility? How can your patients’ use the menu labeling to help make healthier food choices?


After this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the basic tenants of FDA’s menu labeling legislation.
  • List at least 3 new insights about eating away from home (and its impact on dietary intake and health outcomes).
  • Apply new ideas and resources (including calories on the menu) to help consumers make better choices when eating outside the home.


Cheryl Dolven, MS, RDN is a registered dietitian with over 15 years in corporate dietetics, including experience in packaged foods, retail, and restaurants. In her most recent role, Cheryl managed the nutrition analysis program and provided strategic direction and nutrition expertise to Darden Restaurants, influencing the nutritional value of foods served to over 400 million guests in over 2000 restaurants each year. Cheryl also worked as a corporate dietitian for two large supermarkets and served as the Director of Nutrition Marketing for the Kellogg Company. She is passionate about making menu labeling manageable for businesses and meaningful for consumers.

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