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Find resources for teaching patients about Facts Up Front, as well as research about food labeling.

Nutrition Facts Panel Simplified

Facts Up Front provides a helpful shortcut to the Nutrition Facts Panel.

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How to Conduct a Supermarket Tour

Helpful hints for nutrition experts conducting supermarket tours with clients.

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Facts Up Front FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Facts Up Front by nutrition and healthcare professionals.

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Why Facts Up Front? A Message for Nutrition and Healthcare Professionals

Registered Dietitian and Facts Up Front Adviser Connie Diekman discusses why Facts Up Front is so important and the resources available to help nutrition and healthcare professionals leverage it with their patients.

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Michelle Obama's Invitation to the Industry

In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science Forum. She spoke about her Let's Move! campaign and its goal to solve childhood obesity within a generation, and what food companies could do to help. Click here to watch her remarks.

  • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FACTS UP FRONT
    As a physician, I know that solving the… obesity epidemic requires far more than anything government can do alone and today’s announcement by the food and beverage industry of its new, easy to use, fact-based, front-of-package labeling system… [provides] exactly the kind of vital information parents need to make good choices for their kids.

    Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI)

  • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FACTS UP FRONT
    I believe that the best way to combat childhood obesity is to arm parents with the proper nutritional information. It is great that the food industry is leading the effort to provide this information to them in an easy to see, convenient manner. This simple, new front-of-package labeling system is a perfect example of… empowering families to make proper dietary decisions on their own.

    Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX-6)

  • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FACTS UP FRONT
    My mother was fond of telling us that if we knew better, she believed that we would do better. To have knowledge is to have power; therefore, I commend the food and beverage industry for its new labeling program, which will help consumers to make more informed decisions about the foods and beverages they purchase for themselves and their families.

    Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL-7th)

  • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FACTS UP FRONT
    Today the food and beverage industry answered First Lady Michelle Obama's call for innovative industry initiatives to help address America’s childhood obesity epidemic. The industry’s new front-of-package labeling system… is exactly the kind of vital information parents need to make good choices for their families… and we applaud the industry for voluntarily stepping forward to help… educate consumers.

    Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO-5)

  • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FACTS UP FRONT
    Consumers deserve to know what is in their food and how it can fit into a balanced and healthy diet. I applaud the food and beverage industry’s voluntary commitment to update their labels and provide easy-to-read uniform nutrition information… [putting] families, rather than the government, on the frontlines in combating obesity.

    Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI-6)

  • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FACTS UP FRONT
    Easy access to information helps consumers make better decisions… I applaud the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing institute for the steps they’ve taken to better inform consumers about their products’ nutritional facts. Industry-led improvements… diminish the need for government intervention in our lives and choices.

    Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL-15)

  • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FACTS UP FRONT
    I applaud the food and beverage industry for announcing this new food labeling system. Providing front-of-package nutritional information will allow consumers to make informed decisions about the foods they buy for their families, therefore making it easier to eat healthy. This is an important step towards meeting First Lady Michelle Obama’s goal of curbing childhood obesity within a generation, and it deserves to be supported.

    Rep. John Dingell (D-MI-12)

  • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FACTS UP FRONT
    Our kids need all adults… to help them make healthy choices… [and] I am really proud that the food and beverage industry… is empowering families to make well-informed choices through its new, easy to use, fact-based, front-of-package labeling system… an important step in providing Americans with the necessary information to make healthier choices in leading healthier lives.

    Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH-11)

  • GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR FACTS UP FRONT
    It is going to take all stakeholders working together with a constructive and proactive approach to address the childhood obesity epidemic. The food and beverage industry’s simple new front-of-package labeling system represents an important step forward in providing Americans with the information they need to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

    Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI-3)

About GMA & FMI

Meet the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute, which worked together with their members to launch Facts Up Front.

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Research & Resources

Find research about food labeling, as well as additional resources for information on daily nutrient needs.

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