Sponsored Satellite Program: Ultra-processed Foods in the Shift to Plant-based Diets: How Do We Reconcile the Two Paradigms?
Sponsored By: Soy Nutrition Institute (SNI) Global
This Sponsored Satellite Program was originally presented at NUTRITION 2022 LIVE ONLINE.
With the rising interest in plant-based diets, plant-based burgers and milks have increased in popularity due to their perceived health and environmental attributes. However, critics of these foods suggest that because of the extensive processing they undergo their consumption should be limited or avoided altogether. Do plant-based alternatives like burgers and milks warrant being placed in the same category as high-sugar, high-fat foods? How much does processing influence the nutritional merits of food? What role should processing play in the way foods are rated? Can plant-based burgers and milks play a positive role in the diet? Should all ultra-processed foods be viewed similarly? Join us for discussion about these questions and others related to the effects of processing on diet quality and for thoughts about soy-based burgers and dairy alternatives.
- Explain which foods belong in the 4 NOVA food categories
- Describe the role processed and ultra-processed foods can play in the diet
- Distinguish how processing does or does not influence the nutritional merits of foods
This Sponsored Satellite Program includes the following presentations:
- What Are "Ultra-processed" Foods?
- Ultra-processed Foods in the Shift to Plant-based Diets: How Do We Reconcile the Two Paradigms?
- Panel Discussion
Chair: John W. Erdman, Jr., PhD – Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Speaker: Adam Drewnowski, PhD – Director, Center for Public Health Nutrition, Epidemiology, University of Washington
Speaker: Mark Messina, PhD, MS – Director of Nutrition Science and Research, SNI Global
- 1.50 Attendance
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