Sponsored Satellite Program: An Exploration: Packaged Food’s Role in Human, Societal and Planetary Health
Sponsored By: Clif Bar
This Sponsored Satellite Program was originally presented as part of NUTRITION 2022.
Given the urgency of the climate crisis and widespread food and nutrition insecurity, there is a need to drive adoption of healthy, sustainable diets. Defining these diets has been the focus of much global attention, yet there have been challenges aligning to a diet that considers affordability and accessibility, and little progress in achieving recommendations at scale. Existing sustainable nutrition guidance focuses almost exclusively on whole foods. If packaged foods are discussed, they are often discouraged as “ultraprocessed,” putting these diets even farther out of reach. This session will discuss the current state of the science on healthy and sustainable eating patterns, including the profiling systems which inform them. It will explore future directions for research, policy, and public health solutions that can support healthier and more sustainable food choices for all.
- Describe the role of packaged foods in healthy, sustainable eating patterns
- Articulate evaluation criteria for packaged foods that consider nutrition, environment and equity factors
- Identify areas of future research to further understand the impact of sustainable, nutritious packaged foods on human, planetary and societal health
This Sponsored Satellite Program includes the following presentations:
- Situation Assessment – Why It’s Important to Drive Healthy Sustainable Diets & the Current Nutrition Landscape
- Potential Positive Impacts of Packaged Foods – Environmental, Equity, Nutrition & Accessibility
- Not All Packaged Foods Are Created Equal
- Solutions and Moving Forward – Growing Impact at Scale & Actionable Steps for Nutrition Thought Leaders
- Panel Discussion
Chair: Adam Drewnowski, PhD – Director, Center for Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology, University of Washington
Moderator: Tamika Sims, PhD – International Food Information Council
Speaker: Adam Drewnowski, PhD – Director, Center for Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology, University of Washington
Speaker: Mike Hamm, PhD – Michigan State University
- 1.50 Attendance
Learners are eligible to download a Certificate of Attendance upon activity completion. A Certificate of Attendance confirms the learner has completed the activity and does not confer any continuing education credit to the learner from ASN.