This pre-conference workshop (held in advance of the Canadian Nutrition Society Meeting) will explore the evolution of food processing, the rationale for why we process foods, and the links between processed food and health.
The USDA Global Branded Food Products Database strengthens public health and the sharing of open data by providing public access to nutrient composition and ingredient information on branded foods. To date, nutrient and ingredient information for over 355,000 branded and private label products have been submitted to the Database.
NSSRI, the National Salt and Sugar Reduction Initiative is a partnership of organizations and health authorities from across the US, convened by the New York City Health Department. The organization provides voluntary reduction targets for sugar and salt and asks food and beverage companies to commit to meeting them. The organization notes it plans to monitor sugar levels in packaged foods and beverages that contribute the majority of added sugar to the diet over time.
The gut microbiome is known to respond rapidly to dietary changes, but the idiosyncrasy and dynamics of individuals’ gut microbiota make predictive understanding of the impact of diet on the structure and function of gut microbiota elusive. Dietary fibers are increasingly appreciated for their role in preserving microbiome – and gut – health and this presentation will review recent research in the area.