Session Number and Title:
137.Translating the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to bring about real behavioral changes.
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Food, Health & Nutrition
Education & Professional Development
After 25 years of dietary guidance, now more than ever food and nutrition scientists are looking for ways to bring meaningful change to the American diet. While the simplest solution appears to be a back-to-basics approach, the realities of modern life and the current food supply make the answer more complex. Food scientists are tasked with making positive modifications to the food supply to respond to recommendations and consumer desires and needs. Dietitians and nutrition communicators are tasked with translating guidelines into actionable behavior change among clients and the public. It is well-known that dietary guidance exists to optimize consumption of targeted nutrients or foods, but consumer adoption of existing guidance is low. This session involves a discussion on new consumer insights on dietary guidance along with realistic recommendations based on modern food production. Are food science professionals doing enough to help Americans?
Collaborating Division 1:
Collaborating Division 2:
Extension & Outreach
BASF (formerly Cognis)
Learning Objective 1:
Participants will be able to identify opportunities for food and nutrition scientists to work together and establish trust throughout the food chain, bringing the American diet more closely in line with current and future Dietary Guidelines.
Learning Objective 2:
Participants will be able to identify the complexities of communicating simple consumer messages around nutrition and food technology that reasonate.
Audience Experience Level:
Marianne Smith Edge
, Intl Food Information Council, Washington, DC
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 10:30 AM -10:35 AM
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 10:35 AM -10:50 AM
Setting the stage and a path forward: Collaboration for dietary guidance adaption
Eric Hentges, Ph.D.
, Intl. Life Sciences Inst. North America, Washington, DC
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 10:50 AM -11:10 AM
The case for food and nutrition science in the 21st century
Roger A. Clemens, Dr.P.H., C.N.S., F.A.C.N., F.I.F.T.
, E.T. Horn Company, La Mirada, CA
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 11:10 AM -11:30 AM
Delivering the dietary guidelines messages in a variety of practice environments
, American Dietetic Association, Chicago, IL
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 11:30 AM -11:50 AM
The link to dietary guidance adaption: Understanding consumer behavior
Marianne Smith Edge, M.S., R.D., L.D., FADA
, Intl. Food Info. Council, Washington, DC
Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 11:50 AM -12:00 PM
Marianne Smith Edge
, MSE & Associates, LLC
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