IFT March 2013 Media Update-Processed Foods

March 21, 2013

To:        Reporters, Editors, Producers and Bloggers
From:    IFT Media Relations

This video edition of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Media Update features three academic experts and an independent consultant discussing why we need processed foods. Individual interviews with these scientific experts are available upon request.

Mindy Weinstein—Director of Media Relations, 312-604-0231, mweinstein@ift.org
Stephanie Callahan—Media Relations Specialist, 312-604-0273, scallahan@ift.org

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GroceryProcessed Food Makes Our Lives Better
Eric Decker, Ph.D. Professor of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, explains how food processing fits today’s busy lifestyles, how they can be healthy and how they can be an important part of our diet.

Watch the video http://bcove.me/0nq5lbx2 

Dr. John FlorosEverything is Processed
John Floros, Ph.D. Dean, College of Agriculture, Kansas State University, explains how foods we don’t typically associate with processing, such as apples, are in fact, processed.
Watch the video http://bcove.me/p3fyebvk

Processed FoodStudy Shows How Processed Foods Contribute to the American Diet
According to a recent study in the Journal of Nutrition, it’s the nutrient content, not the level of processing that determines the “health” of a food. 

Watch the video http://bcove.me/mgto2ejs

GroceryOne Size Doesn’t Fit All When it Comes To Processed Foods

Heather Eicher-Miller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Nutrition Science, Purdue University, clarifies the five different levels of food processing.                      

Watch the video http://bcove.me/gzuw84jj

Dr. Kantha ShelkeProcessed Foods Wonderful For Women
According to Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., Food Scientist, Corvus Blue, says processed foods are one of the reasons women have been able to get out of the kitchen and pursue careers. 

Watch the video http://bcove.me/77r4zm4t

Please contact Mindy Weinstein, mweinstein@ift.org, 312-604-0231, or Stephanie Callahan, scallahan@ift.org, 312-604-0273 for more information or to arrange individual interviews.

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