The Impact of Nutrition Label Reform on the Retail Industry

This webinar was on May 21, 2014


RDBA Webinar: The Impact of Nutrition Label Reform on the Retail Industry

Consumer eating habits have dramatically changed since the Nutrition Facts Panel was introduced in the early 1990’s.  We know more about the relationship between nutrients and health conditions.  Portion sizes consumed have increased.  Completely new categories of products are now available on the grocery store shelf.  For this reason, the FDA has proposed a major overhaul to the nutrition label, for which public comment is due on June 2, 2014.  During this webinar, our panel of experts will share their insight into the key elements of the label reform, explain the label reform process, and address the potential impact of these changes on the retail industry.



  • Jane Andrews, MS, RD, Corporate Nutrition Manager at Wegmans Food Markets
  • Annette Maggi, MS, RD, LD, FAND, Executive Director, RDBA
  • Patty Packard, MS, RD, Director of Nutrition & Regulatory at Vestom


Jane Andrews, MS, RD

Jane Andrews, MS, RD is the Corporate Nutrition Manager for Wegmans Food Markets. Her efforts include "Strive for 5" (produce nutrition) and "Eat Well Live Well" (healthy lifestyles for customers, employees and the community) with numerous articles in Wegmans Menu Magazine and on Prior to joining Wegmans in 1988, Jane had been an outpatient dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In 1987 she developed and marketed "Cholesterol Countdown Workshops" which were widely used in hospital, HMO and work site wellness programs across the U.S. and Canada.

Annette Maggi, MS, RD, LD, FAND

Annette Maggi, MS, RD, LD, FAND is the Executive Director of the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance (RDBA).   With five years of experience as a retail dietitian at Target followed by three years spent working with retailers across the country as the Sr. Director of Nutrition at NuVal LLC, Maggi brings extensive knowledge of the industry to her role as Executive Director.   In addition to working with RDBA, she is President of Annette Maggi & Associates, Inc., a strategic nutrition marketing and communications consulting firm specializing in the interface between food manufacturers and retail grocers, and nutrition and regulatory issues.  Maggi is a sought after resource in the nutrition and regulatory field with experience at Fortune 500 companies including Pillsbury, General Mills and Target.  She is recognized as a distinguished speaker and writer, and has a reputation as a driven performer and partnership builder.  In her role with RDBA, her  focus within the organization is on education, membership and sponsor relations. 

Patty Packard MS, RD

Patty is the Director of Nutrition & Regulatory for healthyAisles® at Vestcom  International.  Patty oversees the healthyAisles® program which is a nutrient database which is the largest provider of FDA/USDA based shelf-edge nutrition claims to the retail industry.  Currently,  healthyAisles® is in over 10,000 retail stores in the U.S.   Patty is a registered dietitian with more than 15 years of extensive nutrition experience in the food industry.   She has spoken on regulatory issues at national meetings, given oral comments to FDA, co-chaired the National Nutrient Database meeting in 2011, and has co-authored over 10 publications.   Prior to joining Vestcom, Patty was a Director of Nutrition at ConAgra Foods.