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Big Food exerts unhealthy influence on America’s nutritionists via @grist

Big Food exerts unhealthy influence on America’s nutritionists via @grist

The FNCE show floor It's the second day of the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), the annual conference of The American Dietetic Association (ADA) -- often dubbed "the world's largest meeting of food and nutrition experts." One of the morning's sessions -- titled A Fresh Look At Processed Foods -- is well attended by around 200-300 registered dietitians (RDs), researchers, policy makers, and health-care providers. Victor Fulgoni, a 15-year Kellogg's veteran, who now runs a consulting firm called Nutrition Impact , asks the audience for help. "Rather than removing [processed foods] from the diet, let's use the power in this room to get consumers to choose the best processed foods available," he says. Fulgoni and his co-presenters Connie Weaver and Lindsey Loving tell the audience that not all processed foods are created equally. Furthermore, they say advances like...

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