Targeting Ultra-Processed Food to Improve Nutritional Health: The Value and Limits of a Framing
January 26, 2023 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm EST
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A panel discussion to assess the potential and limits of the concept of ultraprocessed food to inform food policy and advocacy.
Recent research suggests that ultraprocessed food – industrially prepared food high in fats, sugar, salt, additives and preservatives – makes a major contribution to the global and local rise in premature deaths and preventable illnesses caused by unhealthy diets. In this forum, researchers and activists discuss the utility of the ultraprocessed food frame for guiding more effective food policies to improve nutritional health and health equity.
Jenn Lacy-Nichols, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia