Consumer Advocacy: The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.Patient Advocacy: Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Child Advocacy: Promotion and protection of the rights of children; frequently through a legal process.Consumer Organizations: Organized groups of users of goods and services.Consumer Health Information: Information intended for potential users of medical and healthcare services. There is an emphasis on self-care and preventive approaches as well as information for community-wide dissemination and use.Consumer Product SafetyHealth Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Food Labeling: Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a food or its container or wrapper. The concept includes ingredients, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, directions, warnings, and other relevant information.United StatesMass Media: Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.Newspapers: Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)Food Technology: The application of knowledge to the food industry.Public Relations: Relations of an individual, association, organization, hospital, or corporation with the publics which it must take into consideration in carrying out its functions. Publics may include consumers, patients, pressure groups, departments, etc.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.History of Nursing