RDBA Launches New Webcast & Podcast

March 23, 2022

As more and more grocery shoppers take an interest in how their food is grown and processed, RDBA has partnered with Potatoes USA on our newest webcast/podcast, titled the Role of Processed Foods in a Safe, Healthy and Sustainable Food System. Throughout history, food processing has played a critical role in building a safe, accessible, healthy and sustainable food system. More recently, there has been growing criticism and confusion among health professionals, researchers and media regarding the benefits associated with the consumption of processed foods, especially against the evolving scientific discourse around ultra-processed foods. During this webcast/podcast episode, RDBA CEO Phil Lempert talks with food scientist Eric Decker, PhD, about the historical role processed foods have played to ensure we have a safe, accessible, healthy and sustainable food system. Dr. Decker describes the benefits and techniques of food processing and highlights how it can improve compliance to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Lastly, Dr. Decker shares insights that retail dietitians can use when communicating with consumers about processed foods.

This episode is available in both a webcast and podcast format, allowing you to access it however you prefer.

This episode is a collaboration between the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance and Potatoes USA, the nation’s potato marketing and research organization, representing more than 2,000 potato farming families. Potatoes USA is committed to providing the nutrition community with evidence-based information about the role of potatoes in healthy lifestyles.