Moving Forward After Over 40 Years of Guidance: Innovation and Partnerships to Reduce Sodium Intake
Virtual, Event
August 9, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sodium is ubiquitous in the food supply and plays multiple important functional roles in food beyond taste, including preservation, safety, shelf life, dough performance, texture and flavor enhancer. The specific combination of roles and levels needed to achieve e.g., safety differ for various foods. Sodium reduction is therefore not a one-size-fits-all-foods approach; new tools, along with technical innovation and food science expertise, will be required to help the food industry achieve the targets for sodium reduction issued in October 2021 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), while producing products that are satisfactory to consumers. Success will require dedication and partnership across suppliers, the food industry, and regulatory and public health agencies. In this session, an update on FDA efforts to support sodium reduction in foods will be provided. An overview of why and how sodium is used in foods, tools for its reduction, and possible ways to maximize the value of sodium-contributing foods will be covered. Finally, the need for cross-sector partnerships and innovation to achieve new goals will be discussed.

IAFNS is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEU) for completion of either the live or recorded viewing of the webinar

Naomi Fukagawa, MD PhD, USDA ARS – Moderator
Robin Mckinnon, PhD, MPA, US Food and Drug Administration
Mavra Ahmed, PhD, University of Toronto
Christine Nowakowski, PhD, General Mills

Commission on Dietetic Registration Performance Indicators:
4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
6.2.3. Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of diseases and clinical conditions.

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