Session Detail

Session Number and Title: 136.Snacking: Insight and perspectives on contributions to the American diet.
Session Type: SYMPOSIUM
Session Time: Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Primary Track: Food, Health & Nutrition
Secondary Track: Product Development & Ingredient Innovations
Session Room: Room 292
Session Description: Snack foods are popular in the United States: between-meal snacking accounts for approximately 25% of daily calories. Published research points to concerns that snacking leads to excess caloric intake and contributes to the national obesity crisis. However, recent literature does not include compelling evidence that snacking is associated with obesity. Interpreting the collective literature is difficult as there is no universal definition for snacking. Definitions have included nutrient profiling, time of consumption, food clusters, or self-defined eating—occasions that are not breakfast, lunch, or dinner. What constitutes a snack to one person could be a meal to another. Americans continue to fall short on nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and fiber. Nutrient-rich snack foods that incorporate dairy, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can offer key nutrients to help consumers meet recommendations. This session will explore the multidimensional nature of snacking and its contribution of energy and specific nutrients to the American diet.
Track Sponsor: BASF (formerly Cognis)
Learning Objective 1: Participants will gain insight and perspectives on the various definitions of snacking in published research.
Learning Objective 2: Participants will gain an understanding of the potential for nutrient-rich snack foods to help Americans meet dietary recommendations.
Audience Experience Level: All
Session Moderator:
G. Harvey Anderson, Univ of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 10:30 AM -10:35 AM
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 10:35 AM -10:55 AM
136-01. Overweight and obesity in the United States: What do we know about the role of snacking?
Rick Mattes, Ph.D., Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 10:55 AM -11:15 AM
136-02. The multidimensional nature of snacking: Getting to a common definition
G. Harvey Anderson, Ph.D., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 11:15 AM -11:35 AM
136-03. Opportunities for snacking – from shortfall nutrients today to nutrient-rich snacks for tomorrow
Nancy Auestad, Ph.D., Dairy Res. Inst., Rosemont, IL

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 11:35 AM -12:00 PM
136-04. Anderson



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