Ultra-processed foods in human nutrition and health

Recently, food classification and coding systems based on the degree of processing have been introduced to redefine food-based dietary guidelines hereby taking into account the potential role of processed foods on human health. Ultra-processed foods have received special attention in view of the higher levels of salt, added sugar, fat and additives to influence the palatability of products in this food category. In this edition of the BNS annual congress, we bring a balanced view on the role of (ultra)processed foods in human nutrition and health. We will pay attention to the classification of foods based on degree of processing, and give an overall state of the art regarding the impact of processed foods on human nutrition and health. Next, we will highlight the role of processing in food science and nutrition, and we discuss the contribution of nutrient intake from processed foods, in relation to their potential role towards human health. There is also a more global view of food processing, taking into account the international trade and globalization of food and dietary patterns in both developed and developing countries

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Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts (also for research not related to the conference theme by March 1st). see https://www.belgiannutritionsociety.be/events/ for details, templates and instructions.

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May 04, 2018 08:30 - 17:40 (GMT +01:00 Brussels)

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Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België - Royal Sky Room / Keizerslaan 2, 1000 Brussel

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