Food Advertising: A Primer on the Regulation of Misleading Ads
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1080, 2020, 4080; Level 2
This continuing education course examines how food advertising affects overweight and obesity rates in the United States and how various laws and regulations seek to govern food advertising that can mislead consumers.
Course content was written by Dara Lovitz, Esq, author of Muzzling a Movement: The Effects of Anti-Terrorism Law, Money, and Politics on Animal Activism. She has also written numerous articles and book chapters on law and policy.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Identify the governmental agency responsible for regulating food advertising.
- Assess the regulating agency’s effectiveness in controlling food advertising.
- Discuss with patients the different types of laws that regulate food advertising.
- List and discuss several types of civil actions that consumers and companies can utilize to combat false advertising.
- 2.00 CDR