Sponsored Satellite Program: More Than Meats the Eye: Accuracy and Precision in Modeling and Classifying Red Meat Consumption to Inform Meaningful Public Health Guidance
Sponsored By: The Beef Checkoff
This Sponsored Satellite Program was originally presented as part of NUTRITION 2022.
Eat less red meat” has proliferated for so long it’s often woven into the fabric of public health guidance. Data clearly show most American adults, on average, eat beef well within daily recommendations. What is not clear and consistent is how red meat consumption is modeled, categorized and classified in nutrition research … from processed to fresh, muscle cuts to ground, and what constitutes “red meat” … yet this clarity is critical for responsible dietary guidance.
Without accurately understanding consumer consumption habits and the complexity of the category, dietary recommendations are well-intentioned, yet may be misinformed. Moreover, “eat less red meat” guidance can exacerbate shortfall intakes of nutrients readily available in red meat.
Speakers will address the need for accurate modeling to inform evidence-based dietary patterns, as well as persistent discrepancies with red meat classification and categorization in human nutrition research methodologies and conclusions, and the significant implications public health.
- Describe flexibility in dietary modeling, including the impact of disaggregation of meat/poultry item clusters to separate fresh and processed meat
- Describe the need for more nuanced, accurate reporting of meat types, quantities, and descriptions in observational and clinical studies to accurately inform public health recommendations
- Assess current U.S. beef consumption and nutrient contributions to recommend dietary patterns and optimal intakes that support improved health
This Sponsored Satellite Program includes the following presentations:
- Importance of Descriptive and Standardized Meat Variables for Dietary Patterns Research
- Modeling Healthy U.S.-Style Dietary Patterns with Increased Energy from Protein
- Trends in U.S. Beef Intake and Nutrient Contributions from 2001 to 2018
- Continuing Conversation: Extended Panel Discussion and Q&A
Chair: David Klurfeld, PhD – Adjunct Professor, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington
Speaker: Victor L. Fulgoni, III, PhD – Senior Vice President, Nutrition Impact, LLC
Speaker: Lauren E. O'Connor, PhD, MPH – Research Nutritionist, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS, USDA
Speaker: Mary M. Murphy, MS RD – Senior Managing Scientist, Exponent Inc.
Speaker: Alanna J. Moshfegh, MS, RD – Research Leader, USDA, ARS, BHNRC, Food Surveys Research Group
Speaker: Wayne W. Campbell, PhD – Professor, Purdue University, Department of Nutrition Science
Speaker: Ty Beal, PhD – Research Advisor, Knowledge Leadership, Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition
- 2.25 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.