Join us for our upcoming FCP Webinar!
What RDNs Need to Know: The DGAs and Ultra-Processed Foods
December 12, 2023 @ 9 am PT/ 12 pm ET
Speakers: Lauren E. O’Connor, PhD, MPH & Amber Courville, PhD, RDN
The topic of ultra-processed foods is permeating the nutrition research and policy community, including being one of the questions under review for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans evidence review process. However, there are several challenges of identifying whether a food is ultra-processed and how to incorporate these foods into research designs, such as secondary analyses using dietary databases and controlled feeding studies or dietary interventions. While there are several food processing classification systems, the Nova system, developed in Brazil and origin of the term 'ultra-processed', is the most widely adopted. This webinar will focus on three objectives pertaining to the Nova food processing classification system.