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Research Project: Dietary and Physical Activity Guidance for Weight Loss and Maintenance

Location: Healthy Body Weight Research

Title: Realistic and healthy dietary patterns- a role for “ultra-processed” foods?

item Hess, Julie

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/9/2023
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Ultra-processed foods is an emerging topic of high interest among nutrition scientists and public health policymakers. However the absence of a clear definition for what constitutes an "ultra-processed" food precludes the ability of healthcare practitioners to develop actionable insights from the literature. This presentation discusses recent publications and emerging research on ultra-processed foods, including the intersection of nutrient-density and processing, the limitations of the NOVA categorization system for foods, and new research methods in development on food cost and food preparation times.