Session Detail

Session Number and Title: 118.The role of food processors worldwide in preventing iodine deficiency disorders.
Session Type: SYMPOSIUM
Session Time: Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 8:30 AM -10:00 AM
Primary Track: Food, Health & Nutrition
Secondary Track: Product Development & Ingredient Innovations
Session Room: Room 287
Session Description: IFT recently conducted a study for the Micronutrient Initiative to assess the use of iodized salt in processed foods as well as food processors’ knowledge of iodine nutrition. Iodine is an essential micronutrient that is found in a limited number of foods, so many individuals require supplementation. Without supplementation, iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs), the leading cause of preventable brain damage in the world, may manifest. Table salt has typically been iodized to prevent these disorders, but recent initiatives to encourage a reduction in sodium consumption have prompted many consumers to reduce their intake of table salt. The food industry can play an important role in preventing IDDs by using iodized salt in products worldwide. This session discusses processed food consumption in select countries worldwide and the use of iodized salt in processed foods, including challenges and opportunities.
Track Sponsor: BASF (formerly Cognis)
Learning Objective 1: Participants will hear the results of an IFT study on processed food consumption and the use of iodized salt in processed foods worldwide.
Learning Objective 2: Participants will discover how the food industry can help prevent the leading cause of preventable brain damage in the world: iodine deficiency disorders.
Audience Experience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Session Moderator:
Venkatesh Mannar, Micronutrient Initiative
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 8:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 8:35 AM - 8:50 AM
118-01. Sarah Davis Ohlhorst, M.S., R.D., American Society for Nutrition, Washington, DC

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 8:50 AM - 9:05 AM
118-02. Importance of food industry salt for improving the dietary iodine supplies
Lucie Bohac, Network for Sustained Elimination of Iodine Deficiency, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 9:05 AM - 9:20 AM
118-03. Getting a double win for public health: Food Processors opportunity to support the optimization of iodine nutrition and sodium intake reduction”
Branka Legetic, Pan American Health Org., Washington, DC

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 9:20 AM - 9:35 AM
118-04. Investing in Iodized Salt Makes Sense
Inka Beck, Nestle Product Technology Ctr, Singen, Germany

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 9:35 AM -10:00 AM
118-05. Ohlhorst



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