RDBA Launches New EduTrac® A Fresh Take on Food Processing: The Role of Processing in Supporting Safe, Healthy and Equitable Eating Patterns
Throughout history, food processing has played a critical role in building a safe, accessible, equitable, healthy and sustainable food system. In fact, our earliest ancestors invented food processing with the simple step of adding heat (i.e. fire) to meats, seeds and vegetables – providing humans with distinct advantages for survival. Food processing technologies today are often extensions of these original methods and are used to create flavorful, safe and healthy foods and beverages.
More recently, there has been growing criticism and confusion surrounding the benefits associated with the consumption of processed foods, especially against the evolving scientific discourse around ultra-processed foods. There is a clear opportunity to educate shoppers on various food processing methods and build their confidence in selecting the foods that fit their lifestyle and nutrition goals as they navigate the grocery aisles.
RDBA’s newest EduTrac, A Fresh Take on Food Processing: The Role of Processing in Supporting Safe, Healthy and Equitable Eating Patterns, reintroduces the concept of food processing; demonstrates the importance of eating habits that include both processed and fresh foods to meet nutrient and food group recommendations; and provides retail RDs with evidence-based resources and activation ideas to educate shoppers about the value of food processing.
Click here to access this new EduTrac. Application has been made for continuing education credits for dietetics professionals for this self-study module.