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AFGC WEBINAR | Ultra Processed Foods. What are they and why the controversy?

7 July 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) invites full members to attend a webinar on ultra processed foods, what are they and why the controversy?

DATE:            Tuesday 7 July 2020
TIME:             10.00 – 11.00am AEST


The definition of “processed food” is controversial. When you wander down  the aisles at grocery stores many items have undergone  some processing:  pasteurized, vacuum sealed, cooked, frozen, fortified for example.

Some of these processes can change its nutritional qualities.  And some studies have found associations between processed diets and increased risk of obesity, cancer, and even earlier death, but none has shown a causal link.

Join the webinar to make sense of the term Ultra Processed Foods and if there is merit in this food classification system.

SPEAKER |  Anne-Marie Mackintosh, Policy Manager – Nutrition and Regulation, AFGC

Anne-Marie is a dietitian in the Health and Nutrition Scientific Affairs  division of the AFGC.
Prior to joining the AFGC , Anne-Marie  has worked across different sectors  including the Policy Unit at the NSW Ministry of Health, Cereal Partners Worldwide and PepsiCo, as well as the Heart Foundation.
She has a passion for improving the nutritional quality of food supply and currently  is a member of the Healthy Food Partnership Working Groups of reformulation and portion and serving size guidance.

Participants will be provided Zoom meeting details on comp


7 July 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Alyssa Handy
0430 300 649