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The Future of Food in the Age of Health Reform

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May 18, 2010


Like never before, nutrition and food professionals have been identified as critical to consumers' success in building healthful diets. Registered dietitians, as represented by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and food scientists, as represented by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), each have unique roles to play that can provide distinct value to Americans who are looking to improve their health; there is also an opportunity to work together on many of today's hottest food and nutrition issues.

A special Web cast, “The Future of Food in the Age of Health Reform,” allowed these organizations to team up with the International Food Information Council Foundation to present their visions of how the current health environment will affect the way we eat and discuss ways that people can use food to impact their health.  Click here to view Web cast slides

Press Release: Click here to view

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

For all ADA members, this Web cast, “The Future of Food In the Age of Health Reform,” is approved for 1.5 CPEUs.  A CPEU certificate will be sent to all ADA member registrants within the next 72 hours to the email address used when registering for the event today.

Additional Resources from the International Food Information Council Foundation

Background on Functional Foods, including healthful tips for including more functional foods in your diet

2009 Functional Foods/Foods For Health Consumer Trending Survey Executive Summary

2009 Food & Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food, Nutrition and Health 

Additional Resources from the American Dietetic Association

Nutrition and You: Trends 2008-ADA’s Consumer Opinion Survey

ADA Blog, Diet Reviews, and Question of the Day 

ADA Video Library

Additional Resources from the Institute of Food Technologists 

IFT Presents: What is Food Science and Technology? 

IFT Media and Video Resources  


Pop Quiz: What Foods Can Improve Your Health?  

From Food To Function: Consumers' Understanding of Foods for Health

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