Dana Cvetan

Definitions are important to understanding concepts, but there is no clear definition for what constitutes ultra-processed food, said Julie Hess, PhD, research nutritionist at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, who spoke Tuesday at an IFT FIRST scientific and technical forum addressing the role of food science in public health and nutrition policy.

This can lead to unfairly classifying healthy foods such as canned salmon, yogurt, canned green beans, and canned peaches as ul…

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Dana Cvetan is a freelance writer based in Barrington, Ill. ([email protected]).

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