Heather A. Eicher-Miller

Guy H. Johnson

Many consumers, health professionals, and policy makers consider processed foods to be unhealthful and to contribute to an array of undesirable health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity (IFIC, 2009). Federal dietary guidance has not ameliorated these concerns. Both the report from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), with approximately 70 references to processed foods, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, with approximately 30 references to “food …

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