FTC Conference Explores How Government, Industry and Consumer Groups can Work Together to Provide Consumers the Information They Need to Evaluate Weight Loss Products and Programs

Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission, the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host a public conference to examine issues arising from the increased prevalence of overweight persons in the United States and what consumers stand to gain and lose from various means of weight reduction. The two-day conference at the FTC begins on Thursday, October 16, at 8:30 a.m. Participants at the conference will consider such topics as what motivates consumers to lose weight, what information they need to evaluate products and programs, and the means by which necessary information can be conveyed to consumers.

WHERE:

FTC Headquarters Building 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 432 Washington, D.C. 20580  

WHEN:

Thursday, Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

WHO :

Federal Trade Commission American Society of Clinical Nutrition National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A full agenda and list of participants will be available shortly and can be obtained by either calling the FTC's Office of Public Affairs at 202-326-2180 or by reaching the FTC's World Wide Web site at: http://www.ftc.gov (no period).

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Brenda Mack
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2182